Art News: Imi Knoebel ‘Anima Mundi’ at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

1 Jul

Anima Mundi, a solo exhibition by the renowned German artist, Imi Knoebel is currently on show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. In this selection of new works Knoebel illustrates the brilliance of his minimalist approach to color in a series of small paintings: five single, two pairs, two groups of three, two four and two five part works that all reflect the highly personal clear view the artist has of color and geometry.

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Since Knoebel’s earliest work in the 1960′s he has taken a reductivist position that has made him a singular artist of graduating tonalities and surfaces. This new group of paintings show the importance of color and geometry as Wassily Kandinsky and Johannes Itten theorized it.

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Each painting is constructed in the same manner, in five parts. The colored nuances associated to this repeated geometric construction create moments of attraction and contradiction, of balance or disharmony. The combinations generate a sensation, a vibration.

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The exhibition runs through until July 29, 2011.

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