Gunter Brus

Galerie Jörg Stummer

When Günter Brus sets to work with his lead pencils and colored pencils, his soft pastels and oil pastels, he is a visionary drunk on images, striving to encompass no more and no less than the visible and invisible cosmos. His visions and deepest feelings pour out almost deliriously, solidifying into creatures and apparitions whose intensity derives from Brus’ unconditional commitment of self. These works on paper cover much thematic ground, for in Brus’ world the cosmic is mirrored in the everyday, the everyday in the cosmic; there is no distinction between high subjects and low. This does not mean, however, that opposites are neutralized into effective meaninglessness, but that the real theme here is the clefts and chasms that separate ideas and things, the spiritual and the corporeal. The exploration of these abysses enriches our understanding of the decay basic to this earth, enabling

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