Rarely Shown Works by Heinz Mack on View at Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf


DUSSELDORF.- Heinz Mack became famous as an artist and co-founder of the internationally influential artist group ZERO primarily through his light reliefs and light installations. Less known is his extensive graphic oeuvre on which he himself comments, ‘For me, graphic art is a language without words, a perfect poetic language with its own syntax, intonation and rhythm. Pure visual poetry, as it contains no rational meaning.’ The medium of drawing grants the artist a high degree of spontaneity; at the same time the artist appreciates the inner logic and discipline which become apparent in a good drawing. This is also why Mack described his works on paper as the ‘grammar’ of his art: ‘I believe that the lines condense into an energy filed, a structure in which all parts, all elements are indissolubly connected with each other and set in vibration or motion when we contemplate them with sensibility, calmness and open-minded interest.’ Focusing on the