Untitled, 1980. Charcoal drawing by Joachim GUTSCHE
Untitled, 1980. Charcoal drawing on strong vellum by Joachim GUTSCHE (1926-2012 GER), hand-signed and dated ("80 X"). Mounted on light cardboard
Edition: Original artwork/one of a kind
Size of drawing: 36.1 x 48.2 cm
Size of cardboard: 44.1 x 58.2 cm
Condition: Almost perfect. Tone of backing cardboard slightly darkened
Artist and oeuvre: Art studies at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Hans Jaenisch, Hans Uhlmann and Bernhard Doerries. From 1954 to 1956 imprisonment in the German Democratic Republic. From the mid-eighties until his death in 2012 complete withdrawal from the art business. In a life of ascetic seclusion obsessive and exclusive occupation with painting and drawing.
„He was painting until late at night, every night. No television, sometimes a newspaper. A colorful world. One always thinks that people with delusions produce mad paitings: black in black, cries from an opened mouth. But delusion can be a wise place of retreat. To be fully with oneself excludes everyone else. That’s protecting, makes cheerful. This thin line on which all artists balance: exalted or respectable, maniac or bourgois, poseur or poet. Or all at once. Without letting the others find out.“ (G. Eisenhauer, Der Tagesspiegel July 7, 2013)
The exhibition Joachim Gutsche - Gebrochene Identität at Kunshaus Dahlem in Berlin recently showed paintings from the 1950s and 60s:
In co-production with Galerie Fango in Cottbus, an exhibition catalogue was released in 2016:
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For technical reasons, colors of the images depicted here may differ somewhat from the original.