The painters Moritz Götze and Rüdiger Giebler are cultural ambassadors of long standing for the state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. Their images are filled with colour and fantasy; manifesting their enjoyment of spinning a good yarn, whilst opening up an entire cosmos of stories, cross references and backgrounds, tackling major time scales in the process.
Saxony-Anhalt, like the entire Central German cultural area, is a region with a markedly rich cultural and historic heritage. Ideas arose here that changed the world and continue to influence it to this day.
This historic cornucopia inspires Moritz and Rüdiger, and for 30 years the two artists have enjoyed a fruitful friendship, bound by their love of art and their roots in the region. They refer to themselves as ‘local historians’. On foot, by bike, in a collapsible boat, by car or train, they explore the history and culture of Central Germany in their own unique way, using these experiences to develop art of a highly original nature.
With their “Grand Tour” Götze and Giebler, as cultural ambassadors, take the rich history, the cultural heritage and art of the present from their region out into the world beyond. (www.ruedigergiebler.com)