Published by Lévy Gorvy. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Poetry by Günther Uecker.
Featuring both the nail paintings for which Günther Uecker (born 1930) is best known, plus watercolors made during his many travels, Notations provides an unusual dual-take on the German sculptor, op artist and installation artist. Made in collaboration with Uecker, the publication includes poems that Uecker wrote during his journeys, and excerpts from a day-long conversation and studio visit with Uecker by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
To create his signature nail paintings, Uecker works a mixture of white paint and carpenter’s glue into a dense, visceral surface, then hammers nails into the panels, varying their placement and groupings intuitively to form undulating painted reliefs that cast shadows in constant motion.
Uecker’s watercolors reveal a wholly different aspect of the artist’s oeuvre. These watercolors are made spontaneously on the road, during travels across Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Israel, Japan, the United States and Vietnam.
Günther Uecker (born 1930) has dealt with themes of struggle and vulnerability throughout his career. This artist’s book, published in conjunction with Dominique Lévy's exhibition Verletzte Felder (Wounded Fields), documents the artist’s creation of six large-scale works, with a handwritten text by the artist, studio images and detailed documentation.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Preface by Erwin Sellering, Mechthild Bening, Dirk Blübaum. Text by Iwona Bigos, Tiziana Caianiello, Britta Dombrowe, et al.
Kinetic artist and Zero member Günther Uecker (born 1930) is among Germany’s most renowned artists. Featuring works from the late 1960s to the early ‘80s and a wealth of scholarly research, this is the most comprehensive overview on the artist to date.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Alexander Tolnay. Essays by Wulf Herzogenrath, Dieter Honisch, Britta Schmitz, Stephan von Wiese and Kazuhiro Yamamoto.
With a radical change from painted panels to nailed objects in the 1950s, Gunther Uecker found the medium for his artistic intentions. It quickly became his trademark and made him one of the most significant artists of the era. His sense of the "vulnerability of people through people" eventually led him, in the 1980s, to create visual works and installations that touched upon ever darker and deeper existential questions. This comprehensive monograph, Twenty Chapters, presents choice works from throughout his career, from public and private collections around the world--early drawings, light media, permutations, nailed objects and kinetic work--as well as pieces from his private collection, some of which have never been exhibited.