The exhibition of Jannis Kounellis, who was born in Piraeus in 1936, lives in Rome and is regarded as one of the most prominent representatives of Italian Arte Povera, presents new works by the artist. Five large paintings occupy the front wall of the main space at the Kewenig Galerie. Man-size metal plates are covered with canvas on which black impressions from fragments of pieces of clothing can be found. The show is concentrated on the most current tendencies within his creative work and displays at the same time, in impressive concentration, a central theme in Kounellis' oeuvre. The artist leaves behind traces of human existence in his works without showing humans themselves. He works on this series since nearly a year and will also present them within an exhibition at Museum Kurhaus Kleve, which will be organized by Rudi Fuchs within this year.
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