Günther Uecker exhibition at Ronny Van De Velde, 1987
Günther Uecker creates nail-landscapes, sometimes they sprout in a scrubby mess, sometimes they look bent by a wind gust. The nails form swirls, clusters that sprawl almost organically and cowering bundles. Like no other Günther Uecker gives a soul to the plain metal pin, continuously breathing fresh life into it among its counterparts. He is respectfully called a nail artist and he stoically tolerates this name, even if it improperly constricts his work.