We are very happy to start the new exhibition season with the works of Sebastian Gumpinger after the summer break. On this first weekend of September, Munich’s galleries and institutions invite you to particularly exciting events as part of ‘Open Art’ and ‘Various Others’. For the opening, the gallery will remain open for you on four consecutive evenings and days, giving you the opportunity to visit our exhibition on one of your tours through the Kunstquartier or across the city of Munich.
In his series ‘Steel Paintings’ Sebastian Gumpinger deals in detail with materiality and gesture. The line is the focus of his artistic work. He is concerned with the representation of an essence of form and gesture in space. Dynamic compositions result from an apparently intertwined structure of superimposed metal bands. The impression of writing can arise, but evaporates in the next moment.
Using a unique technique, Gumpinger achieves the illusion of object-like three-dimensionality and depth. On polished steel or copper plates he mills lines of different thicknesses with an angle grinder. In doing so, he follows an inner idea that is implemented in this one moment with an intuitive rhythm fed by experience. As the work progresses, the jigsaw is used.
Each work contains the dualism between the artist’s will and those limits dictated by the material. The effect of the ‘Steel Paintings’ varies excitingly and surprisingly depending on the incidence of light and perspective. They are hybrids of wall object, kinetic image, engraving, drawing and relief.
Sebastian Gumpinger’s artworks are hybrids of wall object, kinetic image, engraving, drawing and relief. The line is the focus of his artistic work. On polished steel or copper plates he mills lines of different thicknesses with an angle grinder.