Ursprung

Juan Geuer

BIRTH YEAR 1917
BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH YEAR 2009
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Collage and mixed media on masonite
DATE 1974-1989
DIMENSIONS 129.5cm x 87cm x 2.5cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.09
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
The symmetrical collage drawing is of a sketched spring flowing upwards in the center of the paper, with a voluptuous mist spreading over a text page on each side. The title is the German word for “upsurge” – and the piece reads [we are the upsurge of time] on the right bottom is reverse on the left bottom, which is based on a quote from French existentialist philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. This collage is a bridgework of Geuer’s shift began to move away from painting towards a more mixed media practice.

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