Upcoming Exhibitions 2018
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 2018
Franz Gertsch. Pictures are my biography
17 November 2018 to 24 February 2019
Franz Gertsch works in an unmistakable manner with the effects of close-up versus faraway perspective, and abstraction versus concrete representation. The exhibition in the Kunsthalle zu Kiel has come about in close collaboration with the artist himself. It brings to life important situations and recurring themes with a selection of his works from 1961 to the present day. Pictures are my biography displays monumental-scale portraits, group pictures, greatly enlarged details of nature and landscapes, and small watercolours from an artistic period of about 60 years.
Franz Gertsch, who was born in 1930 in Switzerland, has been an honorary member of the Kiel University (CAU) since 2005. Some of his most significant works are part of the collection of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel.