Carsta Zellermayer | Photo: ZELLERMAYER Galerie
Zellermayer Galerie, Berlin
It all began in the mid 1970s with Happening artists such as Allan Kaprow and Wolf Vostell. Carsta Zellermayer, the renowned Berliner gallerist, was soon able to also present other artists, many of whom were at the beginnings of their careers at the time, e.g. Antonius Höckelmann and Anselm Kiefer. Berlinbased painters such as Rolf Behm, Dieter Hacker and Thomas Lange soon joined her portfolio, and her gallery was the first in Berlin to show works by American artists of the 1980s such as James Brown and Keith Haring. In addition, she continues her longestablished commitment to Informal painters such as Eugen Batz and Hubert Berke, as well as Bernard Schultze and Hann Trier.
She repeatedly provokes admiring astonishment from her colleagues, collectors and journalists at art KARLSRUHE, where Carsta Zellermayer has been a regular participant for the past ten years. She showed one highlight four years ago with her presentation of lesser-known works by the Bauhaus artist Petra Petitpierre. She followed this at art KARLSRUHE 2017 with architectural sketches by Günter Günschel, who died in 2008. Whether the painting is stringent or fluent, informal or savage: this gallerist believes that “art must have an erotic, exciting aura; it must get under one’s skin.”