The very optimistic pessimist
24 September 2017 to 7 January 2018
Who doesn't know the speechless bulbous noses capable of telling so much with their facial expressions, gestures and interaction with their surroundings?
Guillermo Mordillo, graphic artist, born in 1932 in Buenos Aires, has been applying this cosmos to paper since the 1950s. The topics are broadly ranged, from people with their particular traits to love, animals, football and political situations. With an avoidance of superficiality but rapidly comprehended, his usually small and rotund figures coax a broad smile but also allow an often deeper contextual meaning to be identified.
More than 100 of his well-guarded and seldom-presented originals have been brought together in the exhibition, offering an insight into the work of one of the major international graphic artists of our time. Supplemented with high quality graphic prints and an extensive biography of Mordillo who describes himself as a "very optimistic pessimist", an extensive presentation of his work can once again be seen in a German museum for the first time in 25 years.
The Kunstverein as a guest of the LUDWIGGALERIE
Andrea Küster – Painting
25 June to 24 September 2017