EXHIBITION: 03.02.2018 – 31.05.2018
”LAND IN SIGHT” – Uwe Poth – solo show
LOCATION: Museum Het Valkhof, Kelfkensbos 59, 6511 TB Nijmegen/Netherlands
Museum Het Valkhof presents ‘Land in sight’, the first large Dutch solo exhibition of the German artist Uwe Poth (Kiel, 1946). The artist creates impressive paintings full of stories from the past, mythological references, portraits and city images of Nijmegen – from Stevenskerk to St Peter’s. The combination of techniques he uses leads to a fascinating stratification of his work.
Traveling is an important theme in the work of the artist: Travel to other countries and cultures, but also travel in time. In an accumulation of paint and stories Uwe Poth shows what is in front of him at the moment. This striving for ‘alètheia’ (unconcealedness, truth) was an important motive in classical times. The combination of this motivation, the inspiration from the past and the layering of his work makes it ideal for the presentation at the Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen. Poth has not only lived and worked there for a long time, but the city itself also has a beautifully layered past that becomes visible in the museum.