12.04.2019 – 02.06.2019
Horst Wäßle was one of the earliest members of the artists´ collective “Die Schlumper” during the 1980s and played an influential role in the development of the group. When “Die Schlumper” were officially recognized by the city of Hamburg in 1993, Horst Wäßle was one of the first to be offered permanent employment as a “Schlumper by Profession.”
Horst Wäßle has evolved a distinct individual style as a painter. He works spontaneously, painting whatever he sees that happens to interest or impress him. His pictures usually depict human or animal figures in everyday situations taken directly from life. He is not an abstract painter, although his figures possess a high degree of abstraction. Proportions are ignored and anatomic details are radically simplified. While his figures exhibit a certain stereotypical form, the persons depicted are unmistakably recognizable due to his keen observation of individual features and characteristics such as styles of clothing.
Horst Wäßle has participated in numerous exhibitions both within Germany and internationally. In addition to the conception and realization of various murals and wall installations, he has also contributed to many on-site works in public spaces. Horst Wäßle is one of the principal members of the creative team working together with schoolchildren in the “Schule der Schlumper”.
There will be a catalogue of the exhibition.
Opening: 11 April 2019 at 19:00
Wed. – Fri. 16:00 – 19:00
Sat. 11:00 – 17:00
Sun. 14:00 – 17:00
The gallery will be closed on 1 May!
Galerie der Schlumper