2008, „Ursprünge des Lebens“, Prof. David Galloway

The Painterly Topographies of Gerdi Gutperle

The art of Gerdi Gutperle is created with a fervor that might best be described with the word “furioso.” In her direct, almost choreographic approach to the act of painting, she uses any and all tools at her disposal: brushes, sponges, spatulas, rollers and soup-ladles. Along with photographs, computer printouts, acrylics, oil paints and glazes, works may even contain an admixture of sand, which lends them tactile, relief-like surfaces. One might think here of a topography of painting – even, perhaps, of a kind of visual archaeology, with the painting itself as a “site” whose secrets are alternately concealed and brought to light.