- About the exhibition
Henning von Gierke | Humans, Gods
Jörg Heitsch presents with the exhibition "Humans, Gods" new works of the Munich painter Henning von Gierke
Henning von Gierke draws with pleasure from the never-ending sources of myths and pre-Christian themes. In a free, associative way he creates realistic images full of sensuality and mystery, calling them "unpainted altarpieces". Gierke depicts the old gods not as supernatural but human beings – as if they had appeared to him, as if they had sat as models for him.
Opening | June 27, 6 pm
The artist will be present at the opening of the exhibition. We are looking forward to your visit!
- Artists of the exhibition
Henning von Gierke
For many years now, renowned Munich-based artist Henning von Gierke has been fascinating his public with his realistic style of painting. In his works, the artist questions human existence in the context of nature, religion and philosophy. Besides classical themes from Greek mythology and religious imagery, von Gierke also paints portraits, still-lives and domestic themes within his extensive artistic oeuvre. Beyond creating astonishing pictures on canvas, he is also well known as a stage-designer and director worldwide. For his creative impact in the film industry, he received two of the most acclaimed film awards in Germany - the German Movie Award in Gold and the Silver Bear at the Berlinale.