Günther Uecker, ‘Spirale II’, 2002, The Mayor Gallery

Signature: signed, titled and dated on reverse

Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin

About Günther Uecker

Günther Uecker is best known for his undulating reliefs using hammered nails, the signature medium he began to explore in the late 1950s. Active while Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana were similarly turning to nontraditional materials and techniques, Uecker joined the avant-garde Group Zero in 1961 with Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Influenced by studies of light, optics, oscillation, and electricity, Uecker has created series of “light nails” and light boxes, kinetic nails (including revolving sacks of nails), and kinetic installations and machines using sand and water. He also used nails to scratch motifs into wet paint and to turn furniture and objects into bristling sculptures.

German, b. 1930, Wendorf, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
GERMANY: A CENTURY OF EXPRESSION, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2017
40 Jahre Walter Storms Galerie 1977 - 2017, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich
2016
Carol Bove meets Zero, Galerie Koch, Hannover
2014
Günther Uecker, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem - Antwerp
2011
Günther Uecker | Geschriebene Bilder, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Günther Uecker, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem - Antwerp
2011
Günther Uecker | Geschriebene Bilder, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
GERMANY: A CENTURY OF EXPRESSION, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2017
40 Jahre Walter Storms Galerie 1977 - 2017, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich
2016
Carol Bove meets Zero, Galerie Koch, Hannover
2016
Zero 2.0, Galerie Kellermann, Düsseldorf
2015
"Prime Paper", Walter Storms Galerie, Munich
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