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Günter Tuzina

Date of birth : 1951

Country : Germany

During the Renaissance, perspective began to provide paintings with realistic depth and dimension transforming them into a kind of window on the world of reality, the imaginary or of religion.

Günther Tuzina’s works demonstrate this idea, conducive to all kinds of questions about painting. In his paintings and works on paper, the window is open to the world of painting itself. It reveals the consubstantial elements of the line, the colour, the medium and the material.

The frame around these windows is in fact smaller than the canvas, and is made of a sometimes deformed rectangle crossed by an oblique line, the only distraction for the eye that is otherwise captured by the bold layers of colour on the canvas. The mixed tones of the palette provide no light. The works presented here use the colour of school blackboards - a kind of window on the world of knowledge.


State Museum of Amsterdam, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, Museum of The Hague, Caja de Pensiones Foundation, Madrid and Barcelona.