Together with the artist we cordially invite you to the vernissage of the double exhibition "Günther Beckers - @ Human" on Friday, 8 March 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Galerie Am Elisengarten. The artist will join the opening.
The exhibition in the gallery runs until March 23 and is part of a cooperation with the Episcopal Academy of the Diocese of Aachen, which additionally presents further spectra of the oeuvre under the title "Visions of a Paradise - Longing" / "The Symphonic Space".
In addition to classical one-piece works, the gallery will show multi-piece works. In the sometimes abstract representational works, prominent motifs from art history will also be found. "The painter on his way through a rape field" is an potraitinterpretation which shows Vincent van Gogh. With the considerable size of 200 x 160 cm - plus the two framing colour wings of 200 x 35 cm each - the protagonist faces the viewer nearly life-size.
Guenther Beckers studied at the Art Academy Duesseldorf. In 1986 he received a scholarship from the Guenther and Carola Peill Foundation, Düren. In the same year, his works were exhibited in the special show "Stealing Diamonds" parallel to the Venice Biennale. Since then his works were shown at numerous solo and group exhibitions. In addition to the fine arts, Beckers is also active in other artistic fields, experimenting with music, publishing theoretical writings and designing furniture, which are shown at the IMM (International Furniture and Interior Design Fair) in Cologne.
"Painting" | 08- 23 March 2019 | Galerie Am Elisengarten | Hartmannstr. 6 | 52062 Aachen
Vernissage: Friday, 08 March 2019, 7 p.m. | Music: Theo Jörgensmann (clarinet)
"Visions of a Paradise - of Longing" | "The Symphonic Space" | 09 March - 18 April 2019 | Episcopal Academy of the Diocese of Aachen | Leonhardstr. 18-20 | 52064 Aachen
Vernissage: Saturday, 09 March 2019, 6 p.m. | Music: Theo Jörgensmann (clarinet)
(Günther Beckers, The painter on his way through the rape field, sketch for a portrait of Vincent van Gogh, 2011, oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm, colour wings each 200 x 35 cm / Photo: Peter Braatz)