Drawings and artist books - January 21 until February 18 - 2017
opening: Saturday, 21.1.2017, 3-7 p.m.
We are proud to announce the third solo show of works by Heinrich Küpper
at Werner Klein Gallery, Cologne. The German draftsman Heinrich Küpper was born 1919 and died 2009. The exhibition will focus on drawings, that have been made from 1980 – 2009 as well as some examples of his rare artist books.
In Heinrich Küpper’s world, drawing is an impenetrable labyrinth of disparate lines, condensed upon the paper to form an even weave. These are “drawings by hand” in the most literal sense, since the pencil stroke is made by moving the hand on the small format leaves of paper. Heinrich Küppers observations becoming independent in his drawings. Signs and structures, but also the colour and rhythm of his weave of lines are perhaps most easily associated with natural experience, for example, the dance of gnats in late summer. (Dr. Stefan Kraus, Kolumba Museum Cologne, Germany)