to write zero with Heinz Mack, co-founder of the Group about the artist Heinz Mack-is no task, but rather a pleasure. The painter, printmaker, and sculptor is one of the major artists of our era. It reaches all stations, which should be an internationally successful artists of value. At the age of 19, came the Heinz Mack born in Lollar in the Dusseldorf Art Academy in 1931, wondered own words about his recording, where he could stand still even naturalistic. Even then, his interest was more abstract compositions when he longer took those at the piano for the as for the brush.
Existential for Mack what his Professor Otto Coester at this time could provide him, namely to learn who she really is one was,”. Artistically formative he calls his teacher Ewald Matare, however, even if this his imagination almost to form worked at the time. Since Mack acts in other dimensions. In contrast to his fellow students he has a passion for Monumental, wants to be an intermediary between heaven and Earth. As he leaves the Academy, he is one of the best nude artist of his school, what, by the way, allows reason to doubt his testimony, to have been at the beginning of the study not a good artist.
Mack was interested in as it should be at this time, Tachism and the German Informel, until he then refers to a Studio in the Gladbach Street in Dusseldorf with Otto Piene in 1955. But he deals not only with the question of how to proceed with the painting, but also with the issue of the representation of vibration and light. “The first of the black-white images of which Mack will say sometime arise precisely from these studies: who painted black and white images, need to understand much of color”, but also installations where he captures light on films and aluminium.