Fritz Winter. From Bauhaus to Documenta


From Bauhaus to documenta

29 September to 10 November 2018

Galerie Utermann presents an extensive, retrospective exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Fritz Winter from 29 September to 10 November 2018.

Winter, who was a student of Kandinsky and Klee at the Bauhaus, is an outstanding example of how the influences of the Dessau institution have continued into the post-war period. With around 25 works, all of the artist’s creative periods will be represented. Beginning with a work from 1931, oil on cardboard, which was last shown in 1975 at the Günther Franke Gallery on the occasion of the artist’s 70th birthday. Of particular importance are three “Driving Forces of the Earth”, which were created in 1944 while the artist was recovering from a war injury. Large-format and impressive paintings from the 1950s and 1960s will also be on display. Particularly noteworthy, for example, is the work “Im Gestein” (In the Rocks), 1956. Exemplary for colour field painting is the work “Vor den Feldern” (In Front of the Fields), painted in 1963, which will be exhibited for the first time.

A comprehensive, bilingual catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition, with text contributions by Professor Dr Christian Spies, curator of the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, and Dr Anna Rühl, director of the Fritz Winter Foundation, Munich.

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