Günter Haese. Sculptures
The exhibition presents a selection of sculptures by German artist Günter Haese (Kiel 1924 - Düsseldorf 2016) produced over the course of four decades. This is the third exhibition of the artist in the gallery.
Trained as an artist in the School of Düsseldorf during the fifties (where he studied with Bruno Goller, Ewald Mataré and Joseph Beuys), Haese applied watchmaking mechanisms to explore through movement and weight control the rules of balance. His work materializes a constant obsession to find the perfect balance and to reach the limit of stability. It responds not only constructively to this strong interest in material balance, but was also determined by his studies on cybernetic theorems and the cellular structures. Titles of his works, like Sinus (1987), Soma (2000), or Il Principe (1962), show how these scientific fields of investigation influenced his artistic process.
Haese obsessively explored the forms in Nature and the way in which they connect with each other, developing a personal aesthetic universe that facilitated the process of their understanding. This deep curiosity allowed him to develop his artistic practice sailing amongst different fields of knowledge, looking to the sides instead of following one single direction.
In 1964 he was invited to Documenta III, Kassel, being the first German artist to be, in the same year, subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of New York. In 1966 he represented Germany at the Venice Biennale.