George Stever

Shadow and light

The German-born man (*1940 in Templin) lived and worked in Caracas/Venezuela since 1974, where he died on October 23, 2019. His last exhibition took place under the title "The Dignity of Silence" in an art gallery, then still in Cologne.

Jorge Stever, painter and sculptor, as he is often called, is one of our most famous visual artists, pontor and sculptor, who studied philosophy and art history in Frankfurt and Munich (Germany). In 1972 he took part in the "Documenta 5″ (Kassel, Germany) and in 1973 he exhibited together with Jasper Johns at the Darmstadt Museum and the Kunsthalle in Cologne, the Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm and in the Galerie Weingarten in Stockholm. This year he lived in Venezuela and has since then exhibited as a Venezuelan artist. His work can be assigned to lyrical abstraction or new realism, with clear influences from informalism.

He has appeared in numerous publications in Europe and America as one of the pioneers of hyperrealism. In 1974 he exhibited again at the Weingarten Gallery in Stockholm, together with Lynn Chadwick, and at the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, where he received the National Painting Prize that year. He also takes part in the III. Triennale in New Delhi (India), where he received the gold medal.

Exhibitions (selection)

2017 an art gallery, Cologne

2014 Galeria Alejandro Freitas, Caracas

1973 OK Harris Gallery, New York

1972 Documenta 5, Kassel

Anasasi, 1990

1.550,00 €
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Untitled, 1974 - from "Light + Space" series

8.000,00 €
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