PAINTING AND OBJET TROUVÉ
OF THE MATERIAL´S MAGIC AND SENSUOUSNESS
All paintings, gouaches and objects of Emil Schumacher’s oeuvre have in common an aspect of artistic wrestling with the material, in order to release their inherent sensuous power. Using the means of painting, Schumacher repeatedly stretches and extends the boundaries towards the sculptural relief. The painter changes the banal reality of found objects from the sensuousness of their material with a magic that is only possible in art. The Emil Schumacher Museum shows this nearly surreal aspect of non-painted found objects within Emil Schumacher’s body of work for the first time as the focus of an exhibition and presents heretofore unknown pieces.