From March 7 to March 24 the BWA Gallery of Bydgoszcz presents an exhibition of copperplate engravings and objects of German graphic artist, Ulrich Karlkurt Kõhler. He was born in 1956 in Meuselbach (Thuringia), now he lives in Berlin; has had many exhibitions enjoying a large amount of visitors.
Kõhler, as one of not many followers of such artists as Albrecht Dürer or Albrecht Altdorfer, takes care of rich in tradition technique of copperplate engraving. He himself was a student of Lotta Wegeleben, who learnt that technique from the greatest German copperplate engraving artist of the 20th century – Johannes Wusten. Kõhler is successful in joining this old technique with new ideas in a masterly manner. Writer Kerstin Hensel, Kõhler friend, writes about his art: “With his works, Kõhler reaches the limits of pain of the pusillanimous, the inert and the infantile and touches the cultural filth of the present day”. His works are distinguished by their wit and originality. In them, he uses mechanical and technical phenomena and makes a parody of them, giving the observer a thinking impulse and provokes own interpretation. This exhibition promises artistic and intellectual experiences.
Exhibition: 2005.03.07 – 2005.03.24