In Günter Pusch’s work, nature, science and habitat unite to create spaces for internal dialogue. Within the originating mind, single elements co-exist without a logic, but this co-existence acquires sense in the act of expression. Günter’s painting initiates as highly “matter-based” and expresses itself through frugality, abstraction and experimentation, but over time it becomes “Symbolic Realism”; realism because it does not diligently imitate nature, but rather confronts it through symbolic elements that represent an idea or a specific sentiment. Populated by motors, architectural spaces, flora and fauna, Günter’s vision of reality is organised, and comprehensible, as an arrangement of organic networks, as a neuronal web, that is the direct consequence of the artist’s experiential path and his innate passion for nature.
Daniella P. Bacigalupo
Günter Pusch was born in Landshut, Germany in 1962. After working as an aeronautical mechanic (1977-1984), he took a degree in architecture at the Polytechnic of Munich. It was here that he began his studies of industrial and architectural drawing. During this period he travelled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, India, China, USA, Indonesia, Israel and Jordan. In 2002 he moved to Italy where he continues his artistic activity. In 2009 he participated on a workshop in the Salzburg Art Academy with the german artists Monika Baer and Dierk Schmidt). He lives and works in Milan, Italy.