Wörlen Museum of Modern Art - Passau - Germany

Gunter Damisch’s works are characterized by amorphous forms and almost boundless imagination. The painter, drawer, and sculptor was born in Steyr, Austria, in 1958 and belongs to the successors of the “Junge Wilde” (Wild Style) generation. Influenced by their predecessors’ intense, aggressive way of painting concerned with life in the city, the young artists of Damisch’s time adopted the spontaneous painting process and combined it with their own playful style of dealing with principles of arrangement and order. Gunter Damisch explains that “this struggle between order and chaos occurs both on an individual – and, in my case – on a mostly intuitive level.”

Since Gunter Damisch already took part in a group exhibition in 2002, the current show is not his first at Wörlen Museum of Modern Art. More than 100 of his works are on display now, ranging from early works on handmade paper to the bright aluminum sculptures of the present.


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    Gunter Damisch, Gelbfeld, 1985, Photo: Franz Schachinger
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    Gunter Damisch, Wandschwammsteher, 2010, Photo: Guenter Koenig
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    Gunter Damisch, Weltfeldschlitze, 1994, Photo: Franz Scharinger
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    Gunter Damisch, Weltflaemmlercollage, 2012, Photo: Guenter Koenig
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    Gunter Damisch at studio, Vienna, 1989, Photo: Johann Klinger

Due to recent events, Wörlen Museum of Modern Art additionally presents the exhibition

“Wolf Hirtreiter – from the estate of Hanns Egon Wörlen” from 12 April.

It shows about 50 works mainly from the 1960s: woodcuts, enamel paintings, and plastic drafts as well as a whole range of monotypes never displayed to the public before. The presentation ends – together with the show “The First World War in the works of Georg Philipp Wörlen” – on 20 July 2014. The exhibition for the 115th birthday of Wilhelm Niedermayer has been cancelled.



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Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed on Mondays


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