Imi Knoebel - Love Child


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10:00 - 18:00
Galerie Ropac

The exhibition love child presents new works by German artist Imi Knoebel, bringing together a series of paintings of varying sizes that are characterised by a striking colourfulness and unique, irregular shapes. Continuing the artist’s preoccupation with form and his exploration of the fundamentals of painting and sculpture, the works veer between the two artistic categories, combining aspects of both. Defined by their abstract configurations and unconventional tones, Knoebel’s most recent works continue to reflect on the legacies of Suprematism, Minimal Art and Colour Field painting.

Two large-scale Figura-paintings will be on view alongside a group of works from his latest Love Child series. Irregularly and at times wildly shaped, some forms are reminiscent of squares while others feature fewer or no ridges and angles. While the majority of the works in the exhibition are hung ​​on the wall, a series of Standing Paintings rest on the floor and thus inherently challenge the relationship between painting, space and the viewer – a fundamental question that runs like a golden thread through Knoebel’s practice.