Gunter Damisch - Sonnensilber Weltflimmerzentrum II, 2014 (detail)

Gunter Damisch

Austria 1958 - 2016

Sculpture, Painting

Gunter Damisch
June 10, 2013
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Gunter Damisch is an Austrian painter who is recognized as a proponent of the 1980s Neue Wilde (Wild Youth) movement in his native country, a response to the German Junge Wilde. This artist expressed himself through other media as well, but he remained most loyal to painterly explorations with colors, space, and inner relations. As a matter of fact, the cosmos in the canvases of Gunter Damisch is based on discrepancies between the big and the small, the macro and the microcosmos, the organic natural forms; his pictorial world is saturated with motifs from a highly individual iconography such as monocellular creatures with unfurling tentacles, crystalline growth forms, and starry sky with its black holes.

Featured image: Gunter Damisch – Sonnensilber Weltflimmerzentrum II, 2014 (detail). Woodcut. 78 3/10 × 95 3/10 in. 199 × 242 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger.