14 February 2014
Was born in Velké Losiny, Czech Republic, on 20 May 1966. He graduated from The Technical University in Brno. During his studies there he was inspired by his colleague’s paintings which started him in his first art experiments with pencil. His first pictures were mostly nudes and oil miniatures of landscapes. Further experimentation led him to add elements of dreams and symbolism into his pure nudes. His contemporary works are probably closest to symbolism in style, contrary to surrealism, given the large number of hidden symbols in the majority of his paintings.
Gunter receives his inspiration from dreams, music (from classical to heavy metal and industrial music) and literature (mainly F.Kafka, B.Hrabal and R.Bach).Apart from painting, he occasionally writes poems and makes other projects with his friends such as recordings of short surrealistic films and improvised alternative music collages (mixtures of music, different sounds, noises, etc.). Gunter is able to produce masterpieces on oil, graphics and combined techniques.
I have in my head more than 1 motiv for art graphic together – it means I make together on more than 4 motiv in my ideas. First idea is quickly sketched on paper and next time is created drawing, but exactly is usually made only basic motive. Lots of small details arise directly on plate during working. I usually use my special tools and some phragmets from factories to combine technique dotted dry point needle on polished and drilled copper plate, completed- finished with hammer.
I love music, I almost everytime during making on art graphic or painting I listen to music. It is changed by my mood and motive in art graphic, classical music, and last time ussualy alternative and ambient music. It helps me to create this right atmosphere and mood for my work. Next inspiration are poems and literature. When I created collection Franz Kafka, I was completely enthrall from his work, I marked favourite part in his tales and immediately could see stories in my art graphic. I combined his tales with my life and my thinking. When I worked on collection Coursed Poets, I wrote lots of their poems, biography, lots of portraits on internet and next I combined my own portrait from their different photos and description from their characters = their portraits are combination of different photos and characters, not real and generally used portrait. Next inspiration is human body.
I´m fascinated perfection and the same imperfection of human body, I love naturalness and not bodies from gym…And dream, my dreams, it is endless source of inspiration. Before sleeping I get lots ideas and I have to get up and do some description or sketch to my sketchbook. I’m short sighted, I use contact lenses and without glases or contact lenses I can see unusual things. And thanks this handicap I don’t have to use magnifying glass. I make all my art graphic without glases or contact lenses, on very short distanc. My big inspiration for my work is nature, sea-I love sea and meditation. I meditate all evening before sleep. During my holiday I collect phragmenst from sea,in forest. Some metal(aluminium and bronze) phragments from factories and let them inspirate me. Around us is many things, sounds for inspiration. Only to see it