Minimal master of play.
Born Klaus Wolf Knoebel in 1940 in Dresden (to become East Germany) the Knoebel family moved west to Mainz in 1950. As a student he trained with the masters of the prewar modern movement Johannes Itten and Moholy-Nagy, before studying under Joseph Beuys.
His work balances both the clean influence of the Bauhaus with more uneasy German art of the postwar era.
Raum 19 III, 1968–2006
Foto: Michael Richter / VG Bild und Kunst Bonn 2017, Imi Knoebel