On the occasion of Munich Highlights (October 11th — 14th, 2007), Galerie Daniel Blau is proud to open its exhibition “A.R. Penck — Paintings and Drawings from the 60s and 70s”.
A.R. Penck, born Ralf Winkler 1939 in Dresden, is a central figure in German art of the post-war era, as recently demonstrated by the major retrospective shown in Frankfurt, Kiel and Paris.His abstracted figures, the “stickmen”, and mystical symbols, common to his pre-1980 works, created before his expatriation to West Germany, originated from his interest in prehistoric painting and hieroglyphs. His artist’s name is adopted from the Geologist and Geographer Albrecht Penck. A.R. Penck’s “Standart” — works are concerned with, in a most fundamental manner, individuals in their society.
The gallery will be exhibiting Penck’s early works, still created in the GDR. These paintings mark a crucial phase in Penck’s artistic development.