konkrete kunst (concrete art):

The term Konkrete Kunst – or Concrete Art – was first introduced in 1924 by Theo van Doesburg. The artist group Art Concret from Paris then declared in a manifesto in 1930 that Concrete Art should ideally be based on the foundations of geometry and mathematics. In contrast to Abstract Art or Constructivism, Concrete Art focuses on the interplay of color and shape and on the exploration of color.

Visit the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt, Germany
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Visit the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt, Germany

Hello Dr. Theres Rohde (museum director), please tell us something about the museum The Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt (Museum for Concrete Art) is the only museum in Germany specialising in Concrete Art only. There are different other museums in Germany with a collection of Concrete Art as well. However, no other institution in…

Anna Tatarczyk exhibits at Kunsthalle Messmer
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Anna Tatarczyk exhibits at Kunsthalle Messmer

About Anna Tatarczyk and her work The artist Anna Tatarczyk, who lives and works in Düsseldorf and Wuppertal, has been nominated for the renowned André Evard Prize. The prize is one of the world’s most important prizes in the field of concrete-constructive art and is being awarded for the 6th time. Anna Tatarczyk, who was…

Rick Ruark – The artist of many styles
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Rick Ruark – The artist of many styles

How did your artistic career begin? I began drawing geometry at age 5 (1956) when I had the opportunity to play with a set of Bauhaus-style colored tiles while in kindergarten. By age 10, I expanded my drawing by attempting realism. This was my pencil and ink were my primary media until I relocated to…

Lars Kreyssig: Konkrete Kunst and minimalism
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Lars Kreyssig: Konkrete Kunst and minimalism

Hi Lars, please introduce yourself My name is Lars Kreyssig. I’m a German artist and writer, currently living in the city of Cologne, where I graduated in the field of film directing at the Academy of Media Arts, back in 2007. I did however draw and paint from an early age and came back to…

Layer by layer: Screenprinter Lutz Schoenherr
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Layer by layer: Screenprinter Lutz Schoenherr

Hello Lutz, please introduce yourself Born in 1953, after leaving school I seriously considered to study art and design. But life turned out differently: I became a social worker/social scientist and in a second university education I became a linguist. Are you working full time as an artist? In 2007 I changed my life completely…

Conceputal hard edge artist Jane Goodwin
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Conceputal hard edge artist Jane Goodwin

Hello Jane. Can you tell us somehting about your background? I have made art since the age of five. Before studying art, I worked in media, publishing and advertising. Many aspects of these professions have since fed into the development of my art practise. I have been lucky enough to combine family life (I have…

Abstract and often impossible motifs by Kris Neyt
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Abstract and often impossible motifs by Kris Neyt

Hello Kris, please introduce yourself I’ve been making art for over 40 years and did a lot of styles, but ended up with my great love over and over again: The straight line in combination with depth and sometimes also with impossible perspectives. I am a skilled technical draughtsman and have always admired the drawings…

Anna Tatarczyk: Diamonds on the canvas
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Anna Tatarczyk: Diamonds on the canvas

How did you become an artist? I am an artist from Düsseldorf with Polish roots. While studying German and philosophy, I worked as a model at the art academy, where I realized that studying German was a waste of time and that art was the only real thing in life. I started painting, dropped out…