Imi Knoebel, born 1940 in Dessau, Germany, lives and works in Düsseldorf. Along with Palermo, he is considered one of the most important German abstract painters of the post-Beuys generation. His work returns to the roots of the concept of painting; it is a consistent exploration of the medium, the conditions it requires and the possibilities it presents. His geometric forms are abstracted, often quite directly, from nature and his life experience, including his experience of existing art - art from the Modernist canon. It is characteristic of Knoebel´s experimental, conceptual approach that he undermines geometry with new forms; in his paintings, form and color coalesce into energetic fields.
Tür und Tor 1998 From the portfolio Sequences Three-part print: Two silkscreens, printed with phosphorous pigment, and mezzotint, all printed on Rives BFK rag paper. Each print 40 x 50 cm (15¾ x 19¾"), set signed and numbered on mezzotint. Edition of 60.
Imi Knoebel, born 1940 in Dessau (Germany), lives and works in Düsseldorf. He has created an oeuvre which is of rare radicality as it touches the roots of painting or even the roots of "pictures". Executed in a stringent manner, his works balance severity and freedom, rhythm and stillness, preciseness and poetry. His paintings/objects resemble energetic fields: he suspends form and vibrant color so that they radiate like the "singing architecture" which Paul Valéry dreamt of in his search for a modern classicism.