Danny Gretscher | There Is Enough Light

Danny Gretscher | There Is Enough Light

May 29, 2018

Exhibition: DANNY GRETSCHER | There Is Enough Light
Dates: June 14 - July 21, 2018
Opening vernissage: Thursday June 14th, 5-8pm


Galerie C.O.A is delighted to present Danny Gretscher’s first solo exhibition in Montreal. Multidisciplinary artist, he presents here a selection of paintings and drawings.

Danny Gretscher is a self taught artist who calls Berlin home. His work is enchanting, it comes complete with its own vocabulary, symbols, characters and allegories. These elements describe an original world that reveal a reflection of our own, often subtle and sometimes stark. His artwork is layered and intricate work with abstracted figures bursting with colour that are seemingly simple but also portray complex stories.

Born in 1977 in Jena (East Germany), Danny Gretscher then moved to Stuttgart where he began doing graffiti at the age of 16. He studied graphic design, but quickly focused on painting. In 2004 he decided to settle his first studio in Berlin without putting his street art apart. 

To his passion for painting he added his desire to travel. Australia held an important place as he spent many months there between 2016 and 2017, juggling between a show at 19 Karen (Gold Coast Art Gallery), a residency in Sydney, or even transforming urban spaces like the mural he created for the collective project Elysium in Byron Bay. 

After his Australian artistic journey, Danny Gretscher went back to Berlin and started working on his show for Galerie C.O.A ; There Is Enough Light is Danny Gretscher’s first exhibition in North America.

"At times I am visited by impulses from the depth of the universe that occur to me as emotions. I give a colorful garment to these sensations; sometimes drawing a few lines is enough to make them all of a sudden visible." - Danny Gretscher.

* The evening vernissage will be generously supported by La Boulangerie Louise and the Subversives Microdistillery.