Monday, January 10, 2011

Johannes Grützke

Johannes Grützke, Self-Portrait with Female Pavian, 2001

Johannes Grützke, born 1937 in Berlin, studied at the "Hochschule für bildende Künste" in Berlin from 1957 to 1964. There, he was a pupil in a master class of Peter Janssen. In addition to that, from 1962 on, he studied with Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg. In 1965, Grützke became a founding member of the "Erlebnisgeiger", and also set up Berlin's "Schule der neuen Prächtigkeit", together with the painters M. Bluth, M. Koeppel and Karl Heinz Ziegler. Grützke gave guest lectures at the "Hochschule für Bildende Künste" in Hamburg for one year in 1976, and designed several stage sets, with Peter Zadek as producer, at the "Deutsche Schauspielhaus" in Hamburg. As a painter and graphic designer Johannes Grützke has been creating works since the sixties, which impress by his irony, selection of motifs and brilliant technique.

Johannes Grützke, The first, the basic bone men, 2007

 Johannes Grützke, The Bouquet, 1993

 Johannes Grützke, The Farewell of the Mariner, 2007

The Pleasures of the Mariners:

Johannes Grützke, Attic, c. 2000 

 Johannes Grützke, Ascension, 2009

 Johannes Grützke, Hare on Place Vendôme, 2001

More Bunnies here:

 Johannes Grützke, Painter and Dealer, 2007

 Johannes Grützke, Poster for Shakespeare's Antonius and Kleopatra, 1994

 Johannes Grützke, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 2008

 Johannes Grützke, Child with Young Boar, 2008

 Johannes Grützke, Couple with Fox, 2009

 Johannes Grützke, Kußmaul (Kiss Snout), 1999

 Johannes Grützke, 1.2.99, 1999

 Johannes Grützke, With the Hands in the Shoes, 2001

 Johannes Grützke, Behind the Calf's Head my own Head, 1999

 Johannes Grützke, Self-Portrait, 1999