Language as score, inwardness and psyche is transformed into imagery.

(Jürgen Partenheimer)

Häusler Contemporary Zürich is pleased to present exclusive insight into Jürgen Partenheimer’s ongoing project «One Hundred Poets». It is based on the artist’s personal selection of 100 poems, visualized in his unique imagery. He thus points to the equal relevance of different artistic genres in his oeuvre while simultaneously paying tribute to his favorite poets.

Jürgen Partenheimer (*1947, Munich) is known for his contentual interpretation of abstraction, which he calls »metaphysical realism«. It finds its expression in a complex oeuvre of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Furthermore, collectors and admirers of his work are familiar with his affinity to poetry and literature and also with the artist’s own writings. In our exhibition, Partenheimer now again provides insight into the development of his work series «One Hundred Poets» that he first presented at our Munich gallery in 2016. The drawings and paintings from this collection are based on a dialogue between visual art and poetry. Furthermore they are an indirect homage to Japanese artist Hokusai who at the beginning of the 19th century had dedicated his work to a similar project based on a renowned anthology of Japanese poetry.