A.R. Penck

(German, geb. 1939)

dreigeteiltes problem (tripartite problem) by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Dreigeteiltes Problem (Tripartite Problem), 2011

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eliminator by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Eliminator

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jutta telefoniert by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Jutta telefoniert, 1977

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mitrop / hbhf by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Mitrop / HBhf, 1978 - 1979

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navigator – intergalactic by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Navigator – Intergalactic, 1995

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reactor by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Reactor, 1990

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standart by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Standart, 1968

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standart-model by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Standart-Model, 1972 - 1973

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transformer by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Transformer, 1987

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untitled by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Untitled, 1995

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untitled by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Untitled, 1968

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untitled by a.r. penck

A.R. Penck

Untitled, 1977

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Biografie

Chronologie

1939
Born as Ralf Winkler Dresden, East Germany
1945
Experiences the bombing of Dresden on 13th and 14th of February
1953 - 1954
Painting and Drawing course with Jürgen Böttcher
1955
Begins an apprenticeship as a draftsman at VEB DEWAG (Volkseigener Betrieb Deutsche Werbeagentur, Nationally owned enterprise German advertising agency)
1956
Repeatedly unsuccessful applications to art academies in Dresden and East Berlin. As an autodidactic artist he begins to work on painting, sculpture, film, writing and music
1957 - 1959
Starts making figurative sculptures and head studies out of plaster. Meets Georg Kern (Baselitz)
1961
First System-Bilder and further portraits and autoportraits
1964
Own studio in Lange Strasse, Dresden
Concentrates on working with cybernetics, other scientific areas and System-Bilder.
Produces his first Standart-Arbeiten and sculptures out of various materials
1965
Takes part in an exhibition at the Puschkin-Haus in Dresden. Meets Michael Werner.

Ausstellungen

2013
ARCO Madrid, Spain
Helge Leiberg, A.R. Penck, Markus Lüpertz u.a. – MALER und BILDHAUER, Galerie Winter, Wiesbaden, Germany
2009
Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, LACMA, Los Angeles, traveling to Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg and Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
A.R. Penck: Paintings from the Eighties, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
Series Drawings, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
Being and Nature – The Unknown Penck, Städtische Galerie Dresden, Dresden
Julius Werner Berlin (solo)
A:R. Penck: Die Achtziger Jahre (The Eighties), Julius Werner Berlin, Berlin
2008
A.R. Penck: Peinture, Système, Monde, Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris
A.R. Penck, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg

Literatur

A.R. Penck, Ereignisse im Unbekannten, texts by A.R. PENCK and MARCADÉ Bernard, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, 2003
A. R. Penck, texts by A.R. PENCK and Bernard MARCADÉ, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, 1996