The image of man has played an important role in art since the Renaissance. Herta Günther creates her images of people with a clear eye for the essential. Born in Dresden, she found her own way and allowed herself to be distracted neither by the doctrines of the GDR regime nor by fashionable trends in the art world.
Her pictorial worlds maintain distance without snubbing. She lures with charm and mostly harsh elegance. This polarity gives her works of art that unmistakable quality of expressing a distance of respect and self-respect with a light gesture.
Long a myth in her hometown of Dresden and desired by an international community of collectors, Herta Günther subtly succeeds in building a bridge between the individual and society with her art. With her knowledge of human nature, she portrays types of our time without exposing them. A touch of melancholy, luxury and wickedness surrounds her portraits.