Imi Knoebel



About Imi Knoebel

NameImi Knoebel (Klaus Wolf Knoebel, Wolf Knoebel)
Birth LocationDessau, Sachsen-Anhalt (DE)
MediaPainting, Sculpture

Imi Knoebel's Biography

Imi Knoebel (Klaus Wolf Knoebel) is an internationally renowned German artist born in 1940. He is known for his abstract works in painting and sculpture, which often employ a restricted range of colors and geometric forms. Knoebel’s career began in the late 1960s when he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Joseph Beuys. He was part of the Post-War art movement and was influenced by Minimalism. He often explores the relationship between color and space, and his works often contain a direct reference to the architectural environment in which they are displayed. Knoebel has exhibited widely in Europe and North America including the Museum Ritter in Waldenbuch, Germany, Fox Jensen McCrory in Auckland, New Zealand, Kunsthaus Artes Berlin in Berlin, Germany, and Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich in Munich, Germany.

Imi Knoebel's Art

Redheat Ed.

Redheat Ed.()

Redheat Ed. is an abstract sculpture created by Imi Knoebel in the late 1960s. The sculpture is composed of a series of red painted wooden beams arranged in a symmetrical pattern, creating a grid-like structure. The geometric forms and limited use of color reference Knoebel’s Minimalist influences and the work speaks to the artist’s exploration of the relationship between color and space. Redheat Ed. is a striking example of Knoebel’s innovative approach to abstract sculpture and is a testament to his remarkable talent.


LOLLOO Ed. is an abstract artwork by renowned German artist Imi Knoebel. The piece consists of a single panel of painted aluminum, with a grid of circles and squares arranged in a symmetrical pattern. The colors are restricted to a mostly monochrome palette of black and white, with occasional accents of red, yellow and blue. The work is a perfect example of Knoebel’s exploration of the relationship between color and space, and its minimalistic approach creates a quiet, meditative atmosphere. LOLLOO Ed. is a beautiful example of Knoebel’s mastery of geometric abstraction.
Anima Mundi 94-3 Ed

Anima Mundi 94-3 Ed()

Anima Mundi 94-3 Ed is an abstract painting created by Imi Knoebel in 1994. It is a large-scale work composed of a single, solid color field in a vibrant shade of blue. The painting is composed of intersecting, angular rectangles and shapes, creating a captivating geometric pattern. The painting is a tribute to Knoebel’s Minimalist aesthetic, and the restrained use of color creates a visual impact and emphasizes the formal elements. The work is part of Knoebel’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between color and space, and its title alludes to the idea of a universal spirit or soul that connects all living things.
Face 33 Ed.

Face 33 Ed.(2020)

Imi Knoebel's Face 33 Ed. (2020) is a striking abstract painting that combines the artist's signature geometric forms with a vibrant palette of colors. The painting consists of an array of bright yellow, green, blue, and red triangles and rectangles arranged in a dynamic composition. The shapes overlap and intersect, creating a lively and intricate pattern. The contrast between the bright colors and the geometric forms creates a sense of movement, inviting the viewer to explore the work’s complex visual landscape. This work exemplifies Knoebel's exploration of the relationship between color, form, and space, and serves as a testament to his lasting influence on the fields of abstract art and sculpture.
Readheat Ed.

Readheat Ed.(2011)

Imi Knoebel's Readheat Ed. (2011) is a minimalist sculpture composed of two large planes of polished stainless steel. The planes are angled to create a dynamic sense of movement while the mirrored surfaces reflect the surrounding environment. The sculpture is both a dynamic representation of form and a subtle reference to the architectural space of its display. The work is an example of Knoebel's exploration of the relationship between color, space, and architecture, and serves as a testament to his significant contributions to the Post-War art movement.
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