WOLFGANG GÜNTHER

Lives and works in Berlin

Born 1990 in Munich, Germany

Selected Exhibitions

2021    (upcoming) Graduate Show / Class Prof. Werner Büttner / HFBK / Hamburg, de 

            (upcoming) Groupshow /  Max-Pechstein-Förderpreis / Kunstsammlung Zwickau / Zwickau, de 

           

            Annual Exhibition / Class Prof. Werner Büttner / HFBK / Hamburg, de

            Directv / Class Prof. Werner Büttner / Kanisterraum / Hamburg, de

 

2020    Wolfgang Günther / Emde Gallery / Mainz, de (solo)

            Turn Of The Tide / Futur 3 Festival / Kiel, de

            Erstbegehung / First Ascent / Emde Gallery / Mainz, de

            Raus Project Vol.1 - Curated by Wolfgang Günther / Hamburg, de

            Annual Exhibition / Class Prof. Werner Büttner / HFBK / Hamburg, de

            Home Sweet Home - Zu Gast bei Ingeborg Wiensowski / Hamburg, de


2019    Yawl / Duo-exhibition with Regine Schulz / Gängeviertel / Hamburg, de

            Magische Dystopie / MOM Art Space / Hamburg, de

 

2018    Constructed Realities / O.K. - Terrain / Hamburg, de

            Rice and Fall / Studio Philipp Dachsel + Wolfgang Günther / Vienna, at

            Say Shibboleth / Class Prof. Katrin von Maltzahn / Galerie Oqbo / Berlin, de

            Atmosphärisch Instabil / Tête Galerie / Berlin, de

            Its Just A New Way Of Thinking / NWWK / Worpswede, de

            Blick hinter die Kulissen / Max-Ernst-Stipendium / Galerie am Schloss / Brühl, de

 

2017    Making Marks / Audan Kunststiftung / Berlin, de

 

2016    Zwei Meter unter Null /  Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven /  Wilhelmshaven, de

Education

2019-21  Academy of Fine Arts / MFA / Prof. Werner Büttner / Hamburg, de

2018  Academy of Fine Arts / Prof. Erwin Bohatsch  / Vienna, at

2015-18  Academy of the Arts / Diploma / Prof. Katrin von Maltzahn / Bremen, de

"The work of Wolfgang Günther comprises drawing and painting. The search for fictitious situations and the intense confrontation with color and form are central elements of his work, in which often figurative scenes are interlinked with abstract compositions. In his newer works, figures and figure fragments appear increasingly: Knights, mythical creatures, aliens or monsters, embedded into mystical-abstract landscapes populate the canvas. The motifs evoke childrens drawings and comics and fulfill the same function: They do not depict reality, but carry us into fantasy and dream worlds, full of commentary on our daily life. Only a few of his works are clearly decipherable.

Especially the motif of the slightly helpless knight is pops up again and again. Hero and anti-hero at the same time, the knight stands for the contemporary human, for the uncertainty of human existence. On his travels he encounters very different people and situations, whom he meets partially with helplessness, partially with irony and humor."

Dr. Annette Emde, 2020

Raus Project 

 

Raus Project is an independent exhibition platform.It was founded during the covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 by Wolfgang Günther.

The aim of this project is to show art under these difficult circumstances, outside of common exhibition spaces.

Each exhibition takes place in a unique setting and is facilitated by different curators in various cities. Openings are broadcasted live on instagram @raus.project and can be streamed online on IGTV afterwards. Every artwork gets uploaded and introduced on the channel following the live stream. Until now nine exhibitions have taken place with over 130 artists involved.

 

Contact:  wolfganguenther@gmail.com​