Günther Ücker

Günther Ücker

Günther Uecker left the GDR in 1955 and then continued his studies at the Kunstakademie / Arts Academy  Düsseldorf under Otto Pankok and others.

In 1956/57, he created the first of his typical nail pieces: three-dimensional, white-painted reliefs of nails that obtained their own momentum through the specific orientation of the nails and the resulting interplay with light and shadow.

From 1962 onwards, Uecker operated reliefs of nails into everyday objects like furniture pieces.

In 1961, Uecker became member of the artist group ZERO, founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, whereupon he also turned to kinetic light art. Together with Gerhard Richter, he orchestrated the collaborative performance “Museen können bewohnbare Orte sein” (Museum as a living place).

 

 

Günther Ücker