Arbeiten auf Papier, 1955-1975
2 November 2013 – 11 January 2014
The most evident and accurate description of Gerhard Rühm‘s typographical images, his typocollages, typewriter ideograms, automatic drawings and ink smudgings appears to be ‚visual poetry‘. His oeuvre, informed as much by poetry as by processes in visual art, succeeds in creating a thought-provoking and associative emotive space with the simplest of means. Through simultaneous reading and seeing, pictorial and textual information are brought into correspondence with one another and, with humorous and critical intent, touch on the boundaries and idiosyncrasies of giving meaning to typographical and pictorial signs, thus: visual poetry.
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