Pictures without Shadows

A selection from the Kemp Collection.

This presentation of works from the Kemp Collection is focused on paintings whose insistence on autonomous independence and presence is of crucial importance.

25.3.2018 - 15.7.2018

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These pictures have no shadows because they do not show images of the world. Instead, they represent their own reality. This is especially clear with the intensely coloured paintings from the collection by Nicholas Krushenick, Al Held, or Winfred Gaul, among others. But also works like those by Karl Otto Götz or Walter Stöhrer with their focus on gestural movement share the same insistence on painterly independence. The selection for this exhibition underlines precision and diversity of the collection. 27 paintings and a sculpture will be on view.

Artists in the exhibition: Valerio Adami, Wulf Aschenborn, Gene Davis, Ad Dekkers, Antonio Dias, Ulrich Erben, Winfred Gaul, Karl Otto Götz, Gotthard Graubner, Michael Growe, Al Held, Ursula Kaechele, Sigrid Kopfermann, Nicholas Krushenick, Hermann-Josef Kuhna, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Walter Stöhrer und George Sugarman.

Al Held|Black Circle, 1963, Acryl auf Ölpapier auf Hartfaser, 48,3 x 60,7 cm