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Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH

Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH

Private Gallery
Werner Knaupp - SCHWARZ - WEISS
Werner Knaupp, Strandir 24.8.2009, acrylic on canvas
Werner Knaupp, Strandir 24.8.2009, acrylic on canvas
  Dear friends of Bode Gallery,

We are pleased to constitute the cooperation with Werner Knaupp with an exhibition of a new workseries.

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of the exhibition SCHWARZ - WEISS.

Monday, 16th May 2011, 7.00pm until 9.00pm

Introductory speech:
Prof. Dr. Kai Uwe Schierz

The artist will be present.

Exhibition runtime: 17th May until 11th June 2011
Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 6.00pm

The journeys to Iceland are a background to the development of this new workseries.

These paintings are telling of a forbidding nature. The beholder can't take a save position but he is involved into the event which becomes comprehensible in a nearly physical way. These pictures of a overwhelming nature could be traced back to Knaupp's confrontation with the force of nature while his journeys. The experience of this force pushes the limits of human being and evokes primal fear.

With the abdication of colours the artworks reach dynamic. This foots on the consistecy of colour and on the changing between reality and abstraction.

In an art historical view the new black and white paintings detached themselves from traditional landscape painting. Werner Knaupp implements the pure force of nature into pure painting, to visualise the force fields of nature. The beholder experiences with these artworks a nature without human dimension. In Werner Knaupp's Oeuvre the "Westmen-Isles"-paintings are a new expression of his examination with existential fundamental questions.

The work of Werner Knaupp is also represented with these solo-exhibitions:

Neues Museum in Nuremberg
from 11th May 2011
Opening reception: 6.00pm

Kunstmuseum Bayreuth
Wasser und Feuer
up to the 19th June 2011

Kunstverein Hof
Feuer und Wasser
up to the 5th June 2011

and in this group exhibition:

Museum Würth, Künzelsau
Aller Zauber liegt im Bild
14th May up to September 2011

Please read the articles about Werner Knaupp in Nürnberger Zeitung:

and in Nürnberger Nachrichten:

Find more information:

Bode Galerie & Edition GmbH
Kaiserstraße 32/I
90403 Nürnberg

Tel: +49 (0)911-5109200
Fax: +49 (0)911-5109108

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