Günter Umberg (born in Bonn in 1942) has created an oeuvre dedicated to painting and its fundamental factors: the surface, space and their interaction; color, pigment, their nature and mode of appearance; shapes, contours and dimensions in the context of all. And everything in extreme reduction. This sounds very technical, rational, abstract, even brittle. But it is precisely Umberg’s works that are sensual and emotionally graspable artifacts that challenge the viewer extensively. Umberg is interested in “the assimilating seeing” in the viewer. His element is color. “…We feel colors before we can name them…Seeing is at the same time…creating …..” writes the American writer Siri Hustvedt.