This is an artwork of the German artist Günther Uecker, born 1930. He occupied himself with the medium of light, studied optical phenomena, series of structures and the realms of oscillation that actively integrate the viewer and enable him to influence the visual process by kinetic or manual interference. He increasingly used nails as an artistic means of expression - a material that, until today, stands in the centre of his oeuvre. At the beginning of the 1960s he began hammering nails into pieces of furniture, musical instruments and household objects, and then he began combining nails with the theme of light, creating his series of light nails and kinetic nails and other works.
Uecker has participated in many exhibitions all over the world and his work can be found in the collections of major institutions worldwide.
In my photo you can see his work „spiral“ from 1984 - nails and graphite on canvas. I saw it in „Rheinisches Landesmuseum“ in Bonn. You can see this museum in complementary photo.
I think this photo goes with our theme "Modern" (art) of April ...
I must admit I have never heard of this artist. Something so simple is probably not so "simple", the result looks definitely amazig. Really nice how the nails go over the white in some parts, it gives it an excellent other twist. Of course, Modern Art - a perfect fit for the theme.