The influence of Bauhaus and its artists such as Johannes Itten and Lászlo Moholy-Nagy is very apparent in Imi Knoebel's (born 1940 in Dessau, DE) oeuvre, who began his education with courses in Constructivist and structural painting, lessons that clearly marked his approach to painting. Also a student under Joseph Beuys, Knoebel's fascination lies in pushing the boundaries between the relationship of space, picture support and colour.… Read more
About the artwork
Through his minimalist explorations into colour, shape, and space, Imi Knoebel carefully constructs relationships around vibrant primary colours and structure. Paying homage to Bauhaus and Malevich, the seeming randomness of the shapes give the work a 3D quality that invites the viewer to mentally complete the picture.