“Günter Tuzina’s painting address the question of what painting actually is, and what is drawing. Many an initiate to contemporary art might regard the problem as irrelevant, even naive, for hasn’t painting been an anachronisme for a long time now? The analogous questions - what is photography and what is video - are hardely ever asked though, and indeed, the answers would probably be of a technical nature. Tuzina’s question is about content.
... Günter Tuzina started off as a draughtsman. His wall-piece of 1976, although painted, is more of a drawing than a painting and in the context of what immediately followed may certainly been seen as a manifesto.
When he says the line is an expression of the intellect,
it is not an empty phrase but sums up the essence of drawing.
(aus: Franz Kaiser, ...and what if the idea of avant-garde really is outdated?, in: ex.cat. Günter Tuzina, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2002)