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Guenter Knop


Guenter Knop lives and works in New York.

2010 Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL, represented by Thomas Jaeckel Gallery
2010 Solo Exhibition Recent Work at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, NY, NY
2010 NYAA Take Home a Nude Auction at Sotheby’s, NY, NY October 18
2010 Salmagundi Art Club Juried Photo & Graphic Ehibition for Non-Members
2010 The Rover Soho, New York, NY
2009 Kultur Forum Historisches U, Pasewalk, Germany, February
2009 Galeria 13 Muz, Stettin, Stettin, Poland,
2008 Référence Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Knop Studio, New York, NY, “Real Women”,
2006 The Old Print Shop, New York, NY
2005 Semper Opera, Dresden, Germany,
2005 Knop Studio, New York, NY, Paris Mon Amour,
2004 Photogallery Vierrademühle, Neubrandenburg, Germany,
2004 The Old Print Shop, New York, NY
2003 Knop Studio, New York, NY
2002 Galerie Ephemere, Paris, France,
2002 Sugar Hill Bistro, New York, NY
2002 The Old Print Shop, New York, NY, Group show
2002 Cultural Center, Koethen, Germany,
2002 Holsteinhaus, Schwerin, Germany,
2001 Kito Art Center, Germany,
2001 Bremer Presseclub 30, Germany

Recent Works

Guenter Knop

November 12 – December 24, 2010

Guenter Knop

November 12 – December 23, 2010

Guenter Knop is a remarkable photographer whose love of women shines through in every photograph. Knop’s work represents a highly original combination of rigorous abstraction and lyrical sensuality. The physicist, Heisenberg, proved many years ago that momentum and the placement of particles within the atom are intrinsically interwoven. From this perspective light is now understood as a dynamic dance of interacting particles traveling in wavelike fashion. The human act of observing freezes the moment, changes the interaction, and even determines what one sees.With photography, Guenter Knop examines such moments. He freezes the exact instant, changes the interaction, and determines what we see. With incomparable technical and artistic skill, he controls light, line, and form in the images in this book to purposefully guide the eye to see the “essence of woman” in new ways. The photographs within are nothing short of pure, breathtakingly beautiful, abstract works of art – moments in time, captured by the artist’s “click” of a camera, as light interacts with biomorphic and architectural. Whether short and bulbous, lanky and bony, athletic and graceful, black or white, each beautiful woman is captured at the precise artistic moment; the beauty is frozen and she becomes an enduring, sculptural element in a composition with a new language.Found alone, architectural forms can be experienced as cold, sharp, and angular. They can create boundaries and constraints to biomorphic forms, such as the female figure, which is curved, warm, and organic. Knop skillfully juxtaposes these forms in the same composition, adds light, and creates interesting changes and new forms. Warm becomes cold; and reciprocally, cold, warm. Architectural becomes biomorphic; and biomorphic, architectural.