*1942 Bonn – lives in Cologne and Corberon, France
Günter Umberg, born in Bonn in 1942, currently lives and works mostly in France. The works he creates are devoted to painting and its fundamental aspects: surface, space, and the interactions between them; colour and pigment with their texture and presentation; shapes, contours, and dimensions in the context of all these elements. All of these aspects are also executed in a very minimalistic fashion. It sounds deeply scientific, rational, abstract, and rather dry. However, Umberg’s works are sensual artefacts that can be observed emotionally and require the viewer’s full attention.