Heinz Kreutz (1923 - 2016) was known as a painter primarily for his paintings in the style of Neo-Expressionism or Tachism.
Together with K.O. Goetz and Bernard Schultze, he was one of those artists who set new accents within German art after the Second World War with their non-representational works.
The exhibition "Heinz Kreutz - Black and White and in Color" on the 3rd floor of the Museum Küppersmühle presents how multifaceted his work was.
Compiled mainly from his estate, more than 70 works show the wide range of techniques and modes of expression that the artist experimented with over seven decades.
In addition to paintings from his early and late works, the exhibition focuses on his graphic oeuvre. The silkscreens, watercolors, and chalk drawings bear witness to the intensive color studies that defined Heinz Kreutz's entire oeuvre. In addition, woodcuts and etchings in particular demonstrate the artist's interest in the creative means of surfaces, forms and contrasts.
The retrospective on the occasion of his 100th birthday offers a comprehensive insight into the work of a special artist on the borderline of German Informel.