Published by Kerber. Text by David Moos, Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm, Martin Schulz, Johannes Stüttgen, Max Wechsler.
This substantial and long-needed volume surveys the five-decade career of the popular German Minimalist painter and sculptor Imi Knoebel (born 1940). It features material from Knoebel's archive and reproductions of key works by the artist, from his early Line Pictures to his recent work. A pioneering and much-loved figure of 1960s abstraction, Knoebel continues to find fresh ways to experiment with form and color. Also included in this volume are essays by curator David Moos, art historian Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm and Knoebel's contemporaries Johannes Stüttgen and Max Wechsler. An in-depth descriptive catalogue of works further affirms this volume as an essential standard reference. It is published to accompany Knoebel's career retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
Imi Knoebel (born 1940) is a leading figure of 1960s abstraction, and one of its most popular contemporary exponents. Working in between painting and sculpture, Knoebel layers individual elements which are repeatedly juxtaposed in ever-changing variations. Over the course of his nearly five-decade-long career, he has consistently found new ways to work between intuition and calculation, and to reconceive the building blocks of geometric form and color. This catalogue presents three new cycles of work: the Anima Mundi series, begun in 2010, which consists of brightly hued variations on a single structure, in which the four side of the frame are taken as a geometric component; the Kartoffelbilder (potato paintings) (2011), which feature oval shapes irregularly positioned atop one another, as well as triangles and squares; and the Cut-Up cycle (2011), in which color is reduced to black, white and silvery greys, in dynamically layered strips or ribbons of color that pay homage to William S. Burroughs’ technique of the same name, as well as to the Suprematism of Malevich.
Published by Kerber. Text by Olivier Kaeppelin, Klaus Lueb, Serge Lemoine, Frédéric Murienne, Marc Nouschi, Martin Schulz, Johannes Stüttgen.
Joining the honorable tradition of stained glass windows made by artists (Chagall, van Doesburg, Polke, Richter), Imi Knoebel (born 1940) was commissioned to create six windows for the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Reims, France. This publication documents the entire project, from the artist’s initial three-color proposal to installation views.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Hubertus Butin, Jörg Heiser, Friedhelm Hütte, David Moos.
This monograph surveys the diverse oeuvre of the ever-popular German artist Imi Knoebel, whose adventures in the elementary functions of form and color seem more relevant than ever. Opening up new perspectives on selected phases of Knoebel's career, and tackling many lesser-known explorations alongside his classic geometric/minimalistic fiberboard paintings, it examines, in chronological order, the artist's time at the Darmstadt Werkkunstschule and the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he studied with Joseph Beuys, and where he met one of the artists with whom he would become most closely associated, Blinky Palermo. Also addressed here is Knoebel's relationship to American Minimalism, and his early explorations of serial light photography and printmaking. This volume focuses on these early activities and recent paintings from the 1990s to 2009.
Published by Kerber. Preface by Theresia Kiefer. Text by Wolfram Hogrebe, Johannes Stüttgen, Martin Schulz, Dirk Martin, Franz-Joachim Verspohl.
Born in Dessau in 1940, Imi Knoebel is a leading figure of 1960s abstraction. He was a student in Joseph Beuys' master class when he began to seriously question the role of the image in painting, and by 1968 he had formulated the foundation of his practice in the seminal installation "Raum 19," which has continued to influence his work. Working in between painting and sculpture, Knoebel layers individual elements which are repeatedly juxtaposed in ever-changing variations. Over the course of his nearly five decade-long career, he has continually moved between intuition and calculation, always finding innovative ways to investigate geometric form and color. This precise retrospective volume with comprehensive texts by Dirk Martin, Johannes Stüttgen and Franz-Joachin Verspohl, among others, presents a grouping of works, made between 1966 and 2006, that were chosen by Knoebel for their fundamental importance in his practice.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Karola Grässlin.
Between 1966 and 1969, Imi Knoebel worked on a series of black-and-white paintings with lines, now seen to mark the beginnings of his development as artist. The so-called Linienbilder, 90 panels in all, explore the various ways of structuring the picture surface in both single and composite works, taking Malevich's Black Square as a muse. Also included are documentation of related sculptures and installations.
PUBLISHER WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 63 pgs / 46 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 8/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883756943SDNR30 LIST PRICE: $25.00 CDN $30.00
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STATUS: Out of print | 11/15/2006
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