Gunther Grabe

The Image is Calling

Painterly locations, whether they are landscapes, residential streets, corners of houses or colourful market stalls, are beautiful, harmoniously balanced and atmospheric. But would it ever occur to us to consider a road sign, a clothes horse or an apartment block balcony to be a painterly location? It is precisely from these banal and everyday objects that Gunther Grabe derives his inspiration. Thus the petrol pump is as likely to be a motif as the iron. Yet Grabe is not simply a chronicler of the everyday, he is a painter who is concerned with perception rather than completeness. He approaches people and dogs, objects and places spontaneously and expertly with an apparently fleeting gaze that is in actual fact keenly observant and an open, swiftly moving brushstroke that captures the essence of the scene without losing itself in details.
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Gunther Grabe

December 2005

ISBN 978-3-86678-373-7

16,50 × 24,00 cm

64 pages

82 colored and 24 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German

by Gunther Grabe, Jutta Hülsewig-Johnen authors Inge Dörries, Jutta Hülsewig-Johnen und Tanja Kemmer

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Gunther Grabe: ‚das Bild ruft‘“,2 December 2009 to 28 February 2010, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld.