Günther Uecker is a German painter and object artist of international standing.
His art studies began in Wismar and at the Academy of Arts in Berlin-Weissensee. In 1955 he moved to Dusseldorf to study with Otto Pankok. During his time in Dusseldorf, Uecker firstly started to create his typical relief-like nail pictures which he later combined with everyday objects.
In 1961 Uecker became a member of the artist group ZERO founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Inspired by their work, Uecker also experimented with kinetic light art.
Günther Uecker's œuvre includes paintings, object art, installations as well as stage designs and film.
At the 1970 Venice Biennale, Germany was represented by Günther Uecker, Thoms Lenk, Heinz Mack and Georg Karl Pfahler.
Today Uecker is one of the most important German artists of the postwar period, whose works are displayed in all major national and international collections and museums.