In the last thirty years Umberg’s monochrome painting has been investigating into the corporeity of colours considered as a radical perception and a totalizing experience. Trough many personal and collective exhibitions he is present in museums and galleries throughout the world and is also one of the first curator artists on the contemporary scene, constantly in search of a formal language among the works exhibited.
In all the exhibitions in which he participated, both collective and not, the perception of how the works of Günter Umberg arise from a wide method of physical interaction between the artist and his production is immediate. Umberg achieves this through a meticulously calibrated laying of resins and pigments, in an acquisition of awareness of the action.
Among the museums that have hosted his works mention must be made of P.S.1(New York), San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco), Kasseler Kunstverein (Kassel), Indianpolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis), Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Karlsruhe), Museum FürModerne Kunst (Frankfurt Am Main), Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice), Unlimited-Art Basel 2012.
He currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
Günter Umberg, Untitled, 2012/2013
Poliment, pigment, damar on wood
cm 29,5 x 27,5