Gunther Gerzso

Mexico City, 1915 - Mexico City, 2000



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About


Gunther Gerzso is one of the most prominent Latin American artist of the twentieth century. Its architectural compositions of defined lines refer to the pre-Columbian art, forest, desert and urban landscapes, as well as European modernist traditions of cubism and surrealism.

The formal perfection of the paintings by Gunther Gerzso suggests only one aspect of its power to captivate the viewer. Hidden deep in the recesses of these compositions and antechambers, Gerzso suggests another reality, full of eros.

Gerzso colorful surfaces that look as solid as fixed in the viewer's memory, have been frequently discussed in relation to their being-in-themselves, their insistence on an intimate restraint and stay hard. Luis Cardoza y Aragón, one of the sharpest critics of Gerzso, has used more than once the Kantian category of "das Ding an Sich" (thing in itself) to describe the isolation and independence of images Gerzso. (Source: "Gerzso" by Dore Ashton, Latin American Masters / Gallery López Quiroga)

 

Main Solo Exhibitions

 

1963 "Gunther Gerzso, Exposición retrospectiva". Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno,Mexico City

1967 "Gunther Gerzso", FIAC (Faire Internationale d'Art Contemporain), Grand Palais, Paris

1970 "Gunther Gerzso: Retrospective Exhibitions" at Phoenix Art Museum.

1970 "Gunther Gerzso: Retrospective Exhibitions" at Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1977 "Gunther Gerzso", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1981"Gunther Gerzso: Retrospectiva", Museo de Monterrey, monterrey, N.L.

1986 "Gunther Gerzso", Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

1993 "Gunther Gerzso. Pintura, gráfica y dibujo, 1949-1993", Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca

2003 "Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California.

2003 "Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

2004 "Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso", Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago.