The German Axel Rohlfs is a contemporary painter of concrete art and author of concrete and visual poetry. His innovation in the field of concrete art is the forming of two partial figures into a double figure. For example, he creates double knots and double spirals, which can be discovered again and again in his works of art.
Born 1971 in Bremen; Lives and works in Bremen and Hamburg 1991-1997 Studied architecture at the TU Berlin 2003 Assistant of the artist Prof. Vera Molnar
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2003 University Collections Art and Technology Dresden Dresden 2004 Museum Modern Art Hünfeld 2005 Institute for Constructive Art and Concrete Poetry 2006 Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow 2007 Kunsthalle Messmer Riegel 2009 Vasarely-Muzeum Budapest 2011 Museum in the Kulturspeicher Würzburg 2014 Academy Gallery in the Weisbach House Plauen
Museum for Concrete Art Ingolstadt Museum in the Kulturspeicher Würzburg Mondriaanhuis Mobile MADI Museum Szépmüvészeti Muzeum Budapest
Ottó László is a contemporary Hungarian artist of the abstract-constructive direction. His geometric art deals with the question of being. For him, colour reflects the diversity of life. Furthermore, he pursues the goal of creating images that give the viewer the opportunity to experience spiritual contents.
born in 1966 in Pécs, Hungary Studies at the Technical University of Budapest Studies at the Free School of Art, Pécs lives and works in Budapest
1994 Pécs Art Gallery 1998 Kozelites Gallery Pécs 2002 MEO Art Fair Budapest 2003 Suzuki Gallery Kyoto 2006 Gallery Szinyei Szalon Budapest 2009 Museum of Modern Art Hünfeld 2009 Kunsthalle Messmer Riegel 2011 Centre d’Art Contemporain Frank Popper 2012 Museum Vasarely Budapest
Museum Gallery of Paks Museum Modern Art Hünfeld Universalmuseum Joanneum Graz
The Swiss artist Willy Müller-Brittnau is known for his expressive landscapes. His encounter with American action painting in 1958 was a key experience for him. He then developed a geometric visual language and made outstanding contributions to colour field painting and signal art in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to painting, drawing and printmaking, he created numerous site-specific sculptures and developed color designs for buildings. In addition, he has assembled an excellent collection of concrete art and Pop Art himself.
born 1938 in Winterthur, died 2003 in Oftringen 1954-1955 Preliminary course at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich by 1963 Work as a retoucher, paints on the side 1976 resigns from public life 1980 Return with violent, gestural images
1959 Verbindungshalle Stadtsaal Zofingen 1964 Galerie zur alten Kanzlei Zofingen 1968 Galerie 68 Strengelbach 1971 Stadthaus Olten 1985 Trudelhaus Baden 1986 Galerie Lenzburg 1990 Amtshimmel Baden 2003 Kunst im alten Schützenhaus Zofingen
Dario Pérez-Floreshad brought the fascinating abundance of South American colour to Paris from Venezuela, they say. For the artist, color is a means of expressing his creativity. After his first works, at that time still with sculptures made of movable metal and acrylic, Flores created his initial works with grids driven by a motor. His works thus represent a symbiotic relationship between colour, space and depth. The strictly geometric panels, adorned with very thin stalks, also reach into space. This allows the viewer to experience the noises and vibrations of the kinetic images with the slightest movement. His sculptural skills combined with his concrete-constructive compositions often contain tiny motors that move the color tubes in his works.
Born 1935 in Venezuela 19571-1961 Studies “Des Arts Plastiques de Valencia”, Venezuela, 1965-1967 Literaturstudium, 1970 Relocation to France 1970-1973 Study “Des Arts Plastiques” in Vincennes-Paris, France Lives and works in Paris
Since 1971 numerous exhibitions in France, Italy, Switzerland and Venezuela Ab 1981 Artists of the Galerie Denise René with exhibitions and fair participations worldwide
The Swiss artist Gunter Frentzel creates sculptures and installations. His sculptures are constructional structures made of industrially manufactured iron rods or strips and untreated stone. The individual elements of the sculpture are held together merely by the principle of force and counterforce, so that the sculptures are always in a state of tension and can jump apart at any time as soon as the state of equilibrium is disturbed. In their radical simplicity, his sculptures approach Minimal Art. Balance fascinates the artist, but also the fact that all works can easily be rebuilt in another place. This lightness also characterizes his laser sculptures, which he projects into the night sky. The artist has lived and worked in Rüttenen, Switzerland since 1960.
Born 1935 Berlin 1956 Diploma as sculptor (art school Wiesbaden 1957 Diploma as stonemason 1960-1971 Artistic director of a stone sculptor and stonemason company 1972 Freelance artist 1979 First solo exhibition at the Galerie Lydia Megert in Bern 1988 Special prize for sculpture and installations of the canton Solothurn 1999 Art Prize of the Canton of Solothurn
Work in the collection: Untitled, 1957 – oil on paper – 65 x 60 cm.
* July 1, 1888 in Florence; † April 20, 1971 in Meudon
He learns to paint as an autodidact. In fact, he does not attend school or art academy and prefers to often visit museums and churches. Until 1914, for example, he painted landscapes, people and still lifes. Then his compositions gradually became more abstract; he called them “invented pictures”. His first solo exhibition took place in 1921. In the 1920s and 1930s he painted fantasy landscapes that came close to metaphysical painting.
The artist travels to Paris at the age of 26. There Magnelli met Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger. He achieves a much acclaimed championship. Alberto Magnelli took part in the documenta in Kassel in 1955 and 1959.
From 1931 to 1934 he began the series of “Stones”, in which he showed shapes inspired by the marble quarries of Carrara (Italy). These composite stones seem to tell a story, with the artist highlighting the soft folding of the austerity of personal architecture. From 1934 he only painted abstractly. Parallel to his painting he created a work consisting of etchings and lithographs.
In the 1940s, he made collages in which he used burnt sheet metal, packaging canvas, and paint. After the war, Magnelli preferred compositions in which geometric forms, ellipses, and lines were drawn on monochrome surfaces. Alberto Magnelli has asserted himself through numerous detours, which have gradually created his own world of expression, in the geometric abstraction that favours order and rigour.
1950 Biennale Venedig 1954 Palais-des-Beaux-Arts Brüssel 1955 documenta I 1959 documenta II 1963 Kunsthaus Zürich 1968 Museum für moderne Kunst in Paris
The artist Roland Phleps, who comes from Romania, is an artist who can be assigned to concrete art. He therefore does not try to depict or abstract what already exists, but works from the outset only with geometric mathematical formulas and elements. Therefore, simple geometric basic forms such as squares, rectangles, circular forms, ellipses and parallelograms determine his works. He wants to address the emotional feelings of his viewers.
Born. 1924 in Hermannstadt / Siebenbürgen (Romania) resides and works in Freiburg 1945-1950 Medical studies in Tübingen and Göttingen, state examination and doctorate in Tübingen 1983-1984 Experiments with geometric constructions in aluminium sheet metal Since 1992 Sculptures made of bent stainless steel sheet, which can be assigned to the style of “Concrete Art “ Since 1993 Solo and permanent exhibitions of sculptures in public space 1997 Foundation of the Foundation for Concrete Art Roland Phlepse
Since 1999 solo and group exhibitions with own sculptures in the sculpture hall built by the foundation in Freiburg-Zähringen participation in exhibitions among others in the gallery Neher, in Essen, the Technical University Dresden and the gallery Emilia Suciu in Ettlingen.
1968 “ German Avant-Garde 3: A.R. Penck, Pictures”, Hake Gallery, Cologne 1971 Connection to artist group Lücke 1975 “A.R. Penck”, Kunsthalle Bern “A.R. Penck”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 1976 Encounter with painter Jörg Immendorff, work together in the following years 1978 Museum Ludwig, Cologne ” A.R. Penck. Y.. Drawings until 1975″, Kunstmuseum Basel 1980 Expatriation and relocation to the West 1981 “A.R. Penck. Paintings”, Sonnabend Gallery, New York 1982 “A.R. Penck”, Gallery Lucio Amelio, Naples ” A.R.Penck. 45 drawings. Layers of Consciousness”, Kunstmuseum Bonn 1984 Gallery Watari, Tokyo Waddington Galleries, London “The poetry of vision”, The Guinness Hop Store, Dublin “A.R. Penck. Recent Paintings”, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokio 1989 “A.R. Penck”, Mary Boone Gallery, New York “A.R. Penck. A Survey of Prints”, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Richmond, Australia 1995 “Couplet 4. A.R. Penck. Beelden/sculptures”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam “A.R. Penck”, Galleryism, Seoul 1997 “A.R. Penck”, The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan 2003 ” A.R. Penck. Beyond wars. Pictures from the year 2002″, Gallery Michael Werner, Cologne 2013 „Immendorff. Penck. Lüpertz. Works from a private collection, Städtische Gallery in an empty bag, Regensburg 2014 “Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation“, British Museum, London
André Evard is a Swiss artist who produced abstract-constructive works at a very early age and is therefore regarded as a pioneer of Swiss modernism. He refused the art market and never had a gallery owner to look after him. As a result, the importance of André Evard for the development of the Swiss avant-garde was increasingly forgotten and he did not receive the recognition he deserved. He remained a loner throughout his life, developed from the beginning an independent pictorial language and a specific point of view, which is also reflected in his works.
Evard forms the core of the Messmer Collection. The American collector Henry Drake drew the attention of Jürgen A. Messmer to the Swiss artist’s work, which fascinated him so much that in 1978 he decided to acquire the majority of the estate. The messmer foundation has set itself the task of giving the artist André Evard the place in art history that he deserves.
Born 1876 in Renan (Switzerland), Died. 1972 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) 1879 After his father’s death moves to the watch town of La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) 1902 Opening of the “Maison d’art” with artisan products in the Art Nouveau style. 1904 – 1906 Attend evening courses at the local arts and crafts school “Ecole d’Art. 1906 – 1909 Master pupil of Charles L’Eplattenier, the founder of the “style sapin”, a special form of Swiss Art Nouveau. Evard’s friends include Le Corbusier, with whom he painted various private villas, Georges Aubert, Octave Matthey and Léon Perrin. 1907 Study trip to Italy 1908 First collages are created 1908 – 1913 Working in enamel 1913 first geometric-abstract composition with cubistic features 1923 – 1927 Lives and works in Paris. Encounter with Braque, Delaunay, Léger, Mondrian. Theo van Doesburg wants to win Evard to work in the “De Stijl” group. 1924 – 1926 numerous constructive works are created. 1936 Participation in the Zurich exhibition “Zeitprobleme der Schweizer Malerei und Plastik” (Time Problems of Swiss Painting and Sculpture) 1937 Evard becomes a member of the newly founded artist group “Allianz”. 1951 Retrospective at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds
Bruno Erdmann was a German artist of Informel and concrete painting.
Born 1915 in Darmstadt, died. 2003 ibidem. studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt with Johann Vincenz Cissarz, Karl Peter Röhl and Franz Kalr Delavilla 1943-1944 Theatre painter with Max Fritzsche at the Landestheater Darmstadt 1956 joined the New Darmstadt Secession. 1981 Villa Romana Award followed by a ten-month stay in Florence. 1956-1968 cityscapes Informal painting with a “constructive” (1958 – 1960) and a gestural group with “night” pictures (1960 – 1964) 1964-1966 gestural-abstract watercolours and watercolour collages 1967-1973 Collages on Japanese paper, which were initially gestural-abstract, then geometric-constructive. 1973 began to paint again
Since the end of the 1970s years he has been researching themes such as surface and space, framing and framed, light and silence in rectangular compositions as well as horizontal (and less vertical) layers in colour reduction.