MAIN SECTION : HALL BROWN stand n°11 / HALL LIGHT BLUE stand n°14
Dep Art Gallery project for Artissima 2023's Main Section seeks to foster a sense of care and attention to our past, from which we can draw inspiration to transform and evolve by highlighting the artistic connections and dialogues between two generations of [German] artists. By presentingthe works of Imi Knoebel (1940), Regine Schumann (1961), and Wolfram Ullrich (1961), we aim to explore the rich legacy of a moment in German art and its continued evolution through the unique perspectives and innovative techniques of these three artists. At the core of our project is the master, Imi Knoebel, whose minimalist hybrids of painting and sculpture have served as a point of reference forgenerations of artists. Knoebel's distinctive use of acrylic sheets and aluminum structures reflects his exploration of the relationships between color, form, and space. In dialogue with Knoebel's legacy, Regine Schumann and WolframUllrich have each developed their own distinct artistic languages whiledrawing on the foundations laid by their predecessor. Schumann's work focuses on the transformative effects of light through her use of fluorescent plexiglass, creating immersive color spaces that inviteviewers to engage in sensory dialogues with her installations. Similarly, Wolfram Ullrich's acrylic-painted steel geometries challengeour perceptions of space and construction, demonstrating the potentialof artistic creations to reshape our understanding of the world around us. By juxtaposing the works of Knoebel, Schumann, and Ullrich, our projectseeks to create an engaging comparison of their respective artistic investigations, demonstrating how each artist has built upon anddiverged from the foundations given by a generation of artists active inminimal, constructive art. Knoebel, for this project,act as the bestexample to follow, from which to start anew and then surpass. In doing so, we hope to generate a sense of care and understanding, as well as anappreciation for the rich tapestry of art, in alignment with the vision of Artissima 2023's theme "Relations of Care."
Imi Knoebel (b. 1940, Dessau) is a German artist whose minimalist works blend painting and sculpture, focusing on color and structure. A student of Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, Knoebel's early black and white works, such as Linienbildern (1966-69), evolved into vibrant, saturated colors inspired by Blinky Palermo in the 1970s. Influenced by Kazimir Malevich and theBauhaus, Knoebel's work often features irregular shapes and geometriccompositions. A notable achievement is his major commission of ninelarge stained-glass windows for Reims Cathedral, installed in 2011 and 2015. His art is in prestigious collections worldwide and has beenexhibited in institutions like Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21, Düsseldorf; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Dia: Beacon, New York; and Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany.
Regine Schumann (b. 1961, Goslar) is a German artist known for her exploration of light and color throughthe use of fluorescent materials. She studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig from 1982 to 1989 and became a masterstudent of Roland Dörfler. A member of the artist group Freiraum from 1986 to 1994, Schumann has received numerous scholarships and awards,including the Leo Breuer Prize in 2006. Her work primarily involvescolored polylight-cords and acrylic panels, which she assembles intocomplex color spaces, drawing inspiration from Goethe's theory of colors. Schumann's room-specific installations emphasize the extension ofexisting architecture into a dimension of vibration and spatial experience. Her art has been exhibited and collected internationally, reflecting her innovative approach to light, color, and space.
Wolfram Ullrich (b. 1961, Würzburg) is a German artist who pushes the boundaries of painting and sculpturethrough his use of acrylic-painted steel geometries. After attending liberal arts high school, Ullrich enrolled at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart and later graduated from the Universität Stuttgart in 1985. He held his first solo exhibition in 1987, showcasing histhree-dimensional works. Influenced by constructivism and minimalism, Ullrich has experimented with various series of painting-sculptures, suchas Faltungen (folds), Window, and Zone. From the year 2000, he started working on single forms where color occupies only the top part, whereasthe side, the thickness, leaves the gray steel exposed. Successively, thenumber of these “segments” increased, featuring bold perspectives andvibrant colors. Ullrich's innovative work continues to challengeperceptions of space and construction, earning him recognition andexhibitions around the world.
preview: 2 November
Apertura al pubblico
3 – 4 novembre 12.00–20.00
5 novembre 11.00–19.00
Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco, 70, 10126