Detlef Günther’s work from his Mirandola series are small, intimate and delicate. He uses transparent paper, acrylic and wax, applying these materials to small canvases which creates tactile works with a skin-like texture. Wrinkles, small imperfections, as well as their multi-layered surfaces, add to their mysterious feel. Their small size, as well as their softly blurred text and drawings draw the viewer in for closer examination and contemplation.
Günther’s paintings and his media work centers on the process of human perception. He believes that perception is a process of interaction. Every thought, every sensory stimulation, generates its own response and creates a new reality. That which is perceived is in a constant state of flux, it’s alteration dependent upon the context, new information and knowledge. At the same time, the object under scrutiny is transformed by the amount of attention paid to it.
Detlef Günther is a painter and transmedia artist living and working in Berlin. He studied free art at the UdK in Berlin from 1984 - 1990 (MA), eventually completing his Meisterschüler degree with Professor H.J. Diehl. During this time, he founded the artist's group BOR with his colleagues Martin Assig, Klaus Hoefs, Oliver Öfelein and Jochen Stenschke.
Since the late 1980s Günther has participated in about 50 solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain. His exhibitions have taken place at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, Gemeente Museum, the Netherlands, Galerie Kremer-Tengelmann, Cologne/Gelsenkirchen and the NGBK in Berlin, to name a few. Günther’s works are represented in the Karl Kremer Collection (Gelsenkirchen), the Deutsche Bank Collection (Frankfurt) and the Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, among others.
For more information regarding the artist please visit his website: detlefguenther.de
About the Andreas Reinsch Project:
The Andreas Reinsch Project is a gallery space co-habitating a hair salon. Founded by the art lover, collector and hairdresser Andreas Reinsch. The gallery showcases national and international artists with a focus on contemporary art. Please follow our page for updates about upcoming exhibitions and events. You are welcome to join us during our vernissages and opening hours. The entry is always free.
About the Curator:
Suzy Royal is an independent curator and art consultant based in Berlin. She holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute in London and a Phd from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, both in art history.
With her international experience in museums such as the Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, auction houses, academia, galleries, as well as a non-profit art foundation, she has a deep understanding of the art world and the industry behind it.
Most recently, in collaboration with the Berlin-based Enter Art Foundation, she curated numerous successful exhibitions, in Germany and Europe, scouting and exhibiting over 300 emerging and mid-career artists from all over the world.