Gunter Damisch – Parts of the Whole. Würth Collection
From 15 June 2023 to 2 June 2024
The work of the Austrian artist Gunter Damisch (1958-2016) represents a cosmos of its own, oscillating between sculpture, graphics, drawing and painting. In his paintings you can find color-intensive structures and forms, which sometimes remind of a view through a microscope. They show a section of the big whole, which is captured by the artist at a particular moment. The titles of the paintings poetically complement the narrative moment.
This level unfolds its richness of form not only in the artist’s paintings and drawings, but is also transferred into three-dimensionality. Here, the microcosm suddenly evolves into a self-contained macrocosm, where the artist’s passion for small found objects from nature gives rise to new worlds made of cones, flowers, stems, or even animal bones. Cast in bronze and aluminum, they become a piece of eternity.
The monographic exhibition at Forum Würth Rorschach is based on 42 works by Gunter Damisch, which have been part of the Würth Collection for many years and also represent one of the most important focal points of the collection – Austrian art.
More information on the exhibition can be found here.