Imi Knoebel is one of the key members of a generation of German painters who collectively shaped much of the second half of 20th century art history. A student of Joseph Beuys at the famed Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, Knoebel along with Blinky Palermo and Gerhard Richter found success on both sides of the Atlantic and Knoebel’s practice is now revered around the world, with significant holdings of his work in numerous museums, notably DIA Foundation of the Arts, MOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, MOCA Los Angeles, K21 Dusseldorf and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid.

Resisting the orthodoxy and shrewd sentimentality of Richter’s painting, Knoebel’s work prefers an architectonic robustness that speaks as much to Judd as to Matisse. Whilst colour remains the abiding fascination for Knoebel, it is the manner in which he constructs supports, both in wood and aluminium, the dimensional expanse and folded morphology of the structure that has set Knoebel aside.

Fox Jensen has worked quietly with Imi Knoebel since 2000, exhibiting both paintings and works on paper. We are thrilled to be once again presenting major paintings from multiple series, including the heroic Cut-Up works, through to the intimacy of the Anima Mundi “portraits” and the newest series of shaped aluminium paintings seductively titled Big Girls.

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