Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Und mit Rot by German artist Günter Tuzina. The exhibition will show new works by him. In 2000, twenty years ago, he had his first exhibition at Slewe Gallery. To mark this occasion a new catalogue, entitled Welt, is published. The exhibition opens Saturday October 17 and will last until November 21.
The very refined relatively small paintings by Günter Tuzina show the inheritance of the minimalist idiom of the sixties and seventies. His rectangle sized paintings in mostly dark blue, red and green colors look like windows. They are cut by expressive horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. These lines and angles are not quite perfect, which give them an emotional significance. It contrasts sharply with the anonymous, industrial perfection of Minimal Art.
Günter Tuzina was born in 1951 in Hamburg. He lives and works in Cologne. In 1978 he had his first museum show in the Netherlands at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. In 2002 he had an overview of his oeuvre in the Kunstmuseum The Hague, on which occasion also a catalog had been published. His works have been internationally shown and collected by several museum and public collections, such as the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Kunstmuseum The Hague, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Since 2000 he shows regularly at Slewe Gallery.