The works from the series Human Image juxtaposes details from Giotto’s frescoes of the Capella Scrovegni with contemporary images from advertising, science and everyday life.

The symbol of the aureole is often placed as an integral detail or across all formats on the works, which are usually produced as individual pieces using the silk-screen printing process. In these works, the aureole takes on the meaning of a placeholder that raises questions about the current position of man and his vitality.

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Selection from the series: Human Image

each: silksreen print on canvas, 220 cm x 180 cm / silkscreen print on paper, 70 cm x 50 cm





Human Image (Loving the Alien) – 700

display panel mounted on cappa board, 200 cm x 300 cm




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… the ten paintings are still portraits, however strange that sounds. They thematize, they allegorize man as pure potentiality, as that which remains of him if one removes all narcissism, …


Christian Kupke: The „Grund“ picture cycle by Detlef Günther, Berlin, March 2017 – Read the entire text HERE.








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Dignty of Man, 3-Channel Videoinstallation

Dignity of Man, a piece for 3-channel moving canvas and 8 channel sound. The piece was premiered as a 1-channel video installation in cooperation with the Laptoporchester Berlin on July 12, 2006 at the Anatomisches Theater (Langhansbau) in Berlin.

Dignity of Man is a tribute to a young man who, at the age of 24, in 1486/87, wanted to invite scholars from European universities to discuss human freedom: Pico della Mirandola (1463 – 1494. His opening speech “Oration on the Dignity of Man” was never given by him, but today it is one of the most famous texts of the Renaissance.

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Dignity Of Man

Moving Canvas, DvD-Version_01 (1_Kanal, 29′ 48”)





Secureness is cristall clear

oil, polaroid-foto, digital print, tape, bed sheet on alu di bond, 200 cm x 360 cm





Selection from the Series: Dignty of Man

Collages on Paper (mixed media), each: 70 cm x 50 cm





Indeterminate Image

digital prints, acrylic paint, foil, stone tape, mirror sherd, 110 cm x 420 cm





What Ever Form / From Their Mother’s Womb

each: silk screen print, oil, acrylic paint, foil on canvas, app. 220 cm x 140 cm






Preacher

butterfly box, digital prints, silkscreen print on glass, acrylic paint, dissecting needles, 36 cm x 48 cm x 5 cm






Beautiful Hands

silkscreen print, digital print, acrylic paint, covering foil on canvas, app. 140 cm x 240 cm






Edelweiß

oil, dispersion paint, coloured pencil, x-film on hardboard, 220 cm x 180 cm




Selection from the series: Paradise 2

mixed media on paper, 59,7 cm x 42 cm






The Need for Renewal

wallapplication: oil, stone tape, net material on canvas, 260 cm x 220 cm





Waves






Dignity

wall application: oil, graphite, voal on canvas, app. 220 cm x 280 cm





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