Günter Tuzina, Duo
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Duo by German artist Günter Tuzina. The exhibition will show new works by him, both paintings and drawings. The exhibition will open Saturday April 23 and will last until May 21. There will be a music performance by the artist in collaboration with musician John Snijders Saturday 23 April at 4 pm. It will take about 20 minutes.
The very refined drawings and paintings by Günter Tuzina show the inheritance of the minimalist idiom of the sixties and seventies. His rectangle sized drawings in mostly dark blue, red and green colors look like windows. They are cut by expressive horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. These lines and angles are not quite perfect, which give them an emotional significance. It contrasts sharply with the anonymous, industrial perfection of Minimal Art.
Günter Tuzina, born in 1951 in Hamburg (DE), lives and works in Cologne. In 2002 he had an overview of his oeuvre in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, on which occasion also a catalog had been published. His works have been internationally shown and collected by several museum and public collections such as the Gemeentemuseum The Hague and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Since 1999 he showed regularly at Slewe Gallery. In 2011 he had another presentation at the project room of the Gemeentemusuem The Hague.