Imi Knoebel

b. 1940 in Dessau, Germany / Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany

Kartoffelbild 6, 2011 Acrylic / Aluminium 217.5 x 241 x 9 cm

Anima Mundi 8-5 , 2018 Acrylic / aluminium 5 parts, 37 x 225 x 5,8 cm, each 37 x 29 x 5,8 cm

Figura B, 2018 Acrylic / Aluminium 153.5 x 234.4 x 4.5 cm

Exhibition view, 2017 von Bartha, Basel

Exhibition view, 2017 von Bartha, BASEL

Lina-Liza-Strasse 1, 2001 Acrylic / aluminium 269 x 159 x 4 cm 105 7/8 x 62 5/8 x 1 5/8 in

Elemente R.1, 2018 Acrylic / Aluminium 4 parts, 35,8 x 150 x 1 cm (overall)

Firefox, 2017 Acrylic / aluminium 211.2 x 215.8 x 4.5 cm 83 1/8 x 85 x 1 3/4 in

Exhibition view, 2017 von Bartha, BASEL

Bild 07.12.2016, 2016 Acrylic / aluminium 179.5 x 316.9 x 4.5 cm

Lillet, 2004 Acrylic / Aluminium 252,3 x 252,8 x 7,5 cm

Basel D3, 2017 Acrylic / aluminium 95.9 x 79 x 4.5 cm

Installation view, 2013 von Bartha, Basel

Installation view, 2013 von Bartha, S-chanf

SELECTED WORKS Installation view, 2011 von Bartha, Basel

Lina – Liza Strasse 4, 2000 Acrylic on aluminium 276 x 200 x 4.5 cm

SELECTED WORKS Installation view, 2011 von Bartha, Basel

IMI KNOEBEL Foto: Federico Gambarini

Knoebel stud­ied from 1962 – 64 at the Werkkun­stschule (School for Applied Arts) in Darm­stadt and moved in 1964, fas­ci­nated by the teach­ing style and per­son­al­ity of Joseph Beuys, to the Kun­stakademie (Art Acad­emy) in Düs­sel­dorf. Knoebel, how­ever, dis­tanced him­self from the other Beuys stu­dents and devel­oped his own, min­i­mal­ist style, influ­enced by its great fore­run­ner Kazimir Male­vich. Fol­low­ing puris­tic line draw­ings, light pro­jec­tions and white paint­ings (1972 – 75) Knoebel turned to colour for the first time in 1974. During the 1980s the artist experimented with found objects, incorporating them within his installation pieces. Continuing his investigation into the medium of painting, Knoebel has also expanded his practice to an architectural scale; his largest commission to date saw the artist design several stained glass windows for the Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral, installed in 2011 and 2015.