A.R. Penck

A.R. Penck (actually Ralf Winkler, 1939 (Dresden) – 2017 (Zurich)) was one of Germany’s best-known artists and as an exponent of gestural painting and graphic art forms part of neo-expressionism or the “Neue Wilde” movement, along with the likes of Georg BaselitzElvira BachJörg Immendorff, and Markus Lüpertz.

Both his experiences of the war as a child in the 1940s and his fascination for prehistoric people and animals are condensed in his art. The simplicity of his repertoire stretches all the way to stick figures, standing in sharp contrast with a great degree of reflection and functioning similarly to the cave paintings that fascinated him so much as a child.

Penck applies economical abbreviations, abstract symbols, and scattered motifs in his images and graphics, doing without all kinds of scenery and perspective. The observer is confronted with a kind of hidden object and traverses the artist’s thought process as well as his image-creation process.

A.R. Penck was featured in “documenta” several times between the 1970s and 1990s. His works are not only to be found in German museums (e.g. the Städel in Frankfurt or the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich), but also in international collections (e.g. the MoMa in New York).

“Inhibitions are the wrong form of resistance.”

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Berlin Blatt VII
Penck, A.R.
Berlin Blatt VII
€2,600.00 *
Bewegung um das Zentrum herum
Penck, A.R.
Bewegung um das Zentrum herum
€2,800.00 *
Dresden 1992 Blatt 2
Penck, A.R.
Dresden 1992 Blatt 2
€1,900.00 *
Erinnerung unbekannt
Penck, A.R.
Erinnerung unbekannt
€1,900.00 *
Homer u. Aristoteles, 1 Blatt
Penck, A.R.
Homer u. Aristoteles, 1 Blatt
€1,900.00 *
Jetset 5 Handstand
Penck, A.R.
Jetset 5 Handstand
€1,600.00 *
Keramik
Penck, A.R.
Keramik
€2,100.00 *
Lausanne 2 Aber Hallo
Penck, A.R.
Lausanne 2 Aber Hallo
€1,900.00 *
Mul, Bul, Dang Sentimentality
Penck, A.R.
Mul, Bul, Dang Sentimentality
€1,900.00 *
Serie I Vergleich
Penck, A.R.
Serie I Vergleich
€2,600.00 *
Serie II Du
Penck, A.R.
Serie II Du
€2,600.00 *