"see the beauty in the pure abstraction of paintings by el cerrito artist harry gruenert" martha ross, diablo magazine, walnut creek, california 2006
harry gruenert's passion for surface and color appeals to many enthusiasts of contemporary art. his large and challenging paintings convey his rich sense of the mystery of abstract art and the importance of texture, authenticity and concreteness. his arresting work is gaining attention from both collectors and art connoisseurs.
harry gruenert came to painting in mid-life, he was born in germany and came to the us in 1983. gruenert paints primarly on wood panels, which he builds himself. age and authenticity is central to gruenert's artistic conception. the surface of many of his paintings seem supernaturally old, the result of a process of painting that draws on his patience and persistence.
"harry gruenert's paintings are both delicate and intelligent, in striking this balance between mind and matter, gruenert recalls rothkos grand artistic search" downs, the proprietor of the dezart one art gallery in palm springs, california.
"harry's abstract work on panel conveys a vigorous physicality of movement and space under a surface worked to a smooth sophistication" meredith pelino, owner of artscape gallery in walnut creek, california.
current representation: berkeley, california atlanta, ga glen echo, maryland austin, texas and kelowna, british columbia, canada.