“My paintings have always been created out of pure joy in the work.”
Werner Kunkel (Magdeburg 1922 – 2017 Braunschweig), master student of Hans Kuhn at the HfbK Berlin, painted figuratively throughout his life and deliberately kept away from the art establishment. He created an idiosyncratic artistic cosmos that combines factual depiction with enigmatic symbolism. On the occasion of his 100th birthday we show a selection of his paintings and drawings.
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Since 2016, we have been showing in our exhibition space, the Wunderkammer, spare dialogues between free and applied art of classical modernism, readymades, as well as predominantly figurative painting, sculpture and photography from 1950 to the present. Here we take up the origins of the gallery in Hanover at the end of the 1950s, when its founder Dieter Brusberg initially exhibited art, modern furniture and design in interplay, fully committed to the Bauhaus ideal.