Claas Gutsche (born in 1982 in Blankenburg, Germany) studied at the Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle from 2003 to 2006 and earned his master’s degree in printmaking from the Royal College of Art in London in 2009. He has exhibited extensively in Germany and abroad. Recent solo exhibitions include Claas Gutsche. Cracks in Concrete (2016) at the Museum Franz Gertsch in in Burgdorf, Switzerland; Constructed Utopia at the Kunstverein virtuell-visuell e.V., Dorsten, Germany (2015); and Changing Truth (2014) and Drama & Romantik (2012), both at Galerie WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin. His work is in several public collections such as the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main, the Royal College of Art Print Collection, the New York Public Library, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Gutsche’s work addresses the way architecture influences our memory of a specific time, and the way images, particularly photographs, retrospectively alter these impressions. His latest work explores former East German (GDR) architecture and remains. He often works in linocut because it offers the possibility of creating large formats and the medium produces dramatic compositions of light and shadow that suggest an atmosphere at once threatening and sublime.

Claas Gutsche
Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Screenprint
The Arrival
2017
Screenprint
Image 18 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (47.8 x 62 cm), sheet 23 x 28 3/4 in. (58.2 x 71.8 cm)

Edition of 25
Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Screenprint
Shift
2017
Screenprint
Image 23 3/4 x 18 7/8 in. (60.5 x 48 cm), sheet 28 1/2 x 22 7/8 in. (72.5 x 58 cm)

Edition of 20

Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Sculpture
2014
Linocut
14 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (37.5 x 30 cm)

Edition of 10
Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Vorgarten
2014
Linocut
26 x 21 in. (66 x 53.5 cm)

Edition of 6

Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Die Gestaltung 2
2016
Linocut
20 x 15 3/4 in. (50.7 x 40 cm)

Edition of 10
Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Relict (Dusk Version)
2015
Linocut
20 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (52.7 x 36 cm)

Edition of 5

Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Fassade
2014
Linocut
10 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (26.5 x 22 cm)

Edition of 5
Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Die Gestaltung
2014
Linocut
11 1/8 x 17 in. (28.3 x 43 cm)

Edition of 5

Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Der Platz
2015
Linocut
22 1/4 x 26 1/2 in. (56.5 x 67.5 cm)

Edition of 10
Aspinwall Editions Claas Gutsche Linocut
Concrete
2014
Linocut
21 1/4 x 27 in. (54 x 68.8 cm)

Edition of 10

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