Circular ripples created by an impulse

Circular ripples created by an impulse

31 May 2021 Sebastian Jüngel 2747 views

From 25 June to 30 September 2021, the Swiss artist Heikedine Günther will show her latest work, ‘Concentric Circles’, at the Goetheanum. The more than 50 oil paintings and monotypes open up a world of impulses and reveal their effect on the surroundings.

“Even as a child, I felt a never-ending curiosity for discovery and creation – for creativity and its forms of expression,” says the Swiss painter Heikedine Günther. In her exploration of the approach of Carl Gustav Jung, among others, she discovered ‘the core’ of the individual as an artistic leitmotif. “In the most diverse cultures and religions around the world, ‘the core’ represents growth, potential and transcendence.”

The artist makes her own oil paints and primes her canvases with a gold foundation. “The painting movements result from the swinging movement of my own body that then determines the form in the painting.” In addition to their physical effect, the colours stimulate an inner resonance in people.

The circle reconciles opposites. Despite its rich significance as a perfect form and universal symbol, it can, for Heikedine Günther, also be nothing but a mere circle that simply reveals itself as a circle.

With the theme of ‘Concentric Circles’ Heikedine Günther explores the interplay between microcosm and macrocosm. “Like a stone dropped into water which generates ripples in expanding circles, every thought is carried by a force that unfolds in this environment.” She adds that “the concentric circles represent thoughts, emotions and experiences that reveal themselves in colour gradations and varying intensities.”

Exhibition Concentric Circles, 25 June to 30 September 2021, Goetheanum
25 June 2021, 6 p.m., Goetheanum, West Staircase and Terrace
Visual Arts Section (organizer)
with Heikedine Günther (in German): Die Kraft des Kerns

Translation by Margot M. Saar

Image: Heikedine Günther, standing in front of ‹Concentric Circles›