16th september 2022 to 19th february 2023
Peter Dreher – Painting in order to paint
Museum für Neue Kunst
What happens when you paint the same motif again and again over a period of more than forty years? Peter Dreher (1932–2020) is especially known for his paintings of glasses, which he titled Tag um Tag guter Tag (Day by Day, Good Day): he painted the same plain glass against the same background in his studio from 1972 until his death in 2020 almost 5,000 times. Dreher was deeply interested in painting itself, which he questioned and passed this question on to many young artists in his role as professor at the Freiburg branch of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe in Freiburg.
This year Peter Dreher would have turned ninety; ten years have elapsed since his extensive donation of over 400 glasses to the Museum für Neue Kunst and recently, an important work, the Freiburger Garten (Freiburg Garden) (1979), has been added to the Museum für Neue Kunst’s collection as a permanent loan from the Freiburg Regional Council.
A number of good reasons to revisit and present his work in one of the rooms housing the Permanent Collection!