Heinz-Günter Mebusch

Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff, born 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach, Schwarzwald, lives and works in Düsseldorf. He studied photography from 1977 to 1985 with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Walker Evans, Eugène Atget, Karl Blossfeldt, Stephen Shore and William Eggleston also influence Ruff. In 1999, he became professor of photography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf and from 2000 to 2006, he was responsible for the class of photography,

Michael Jansen

Michael Jansen

Michael ‘Mike’ Jansen, born 1951 in Bochum, is an international renowned crossover talent. He is working as composer as well as visual artist. The range of his visual work is about painting, drawings, multimedia paintings and projects, performances and public sculptures. Michael Jansen was an assistant and mastermind of Kurt Link. Then he cooperated with Joseph Beuys i.a. at ‘Fettecke’, ‘Raum 3 – the whole German post-war lyrical …’ (today

John Moore

John Moore

John Moore, birthname John Constantin Brancusi Moore (born 1934 in London, died 2016 in Paris) was an English-French photographer, sculptor and designer. Moore was born as the son of the New Zealand pianist and music philosopher Vera Moore (the most important Schumann-interpretor of her time) and the famous Romanian-French sculptor and photographer Constantin Brancusi. He spent most of his schooling in a private boarding school near London. After an apprenticeship

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Heinz-Günter Mebusch

Heinz-Günter Mebusch, born 1952 and died 2001 in Düsseldorf, was a German conceptual artist, photographer, philosopher and world-traveller. He had spent already a part of his childhood in Windhoek, Namibia, where his father worked as a doctor. A tolerant and cosmopolitan atmosphere also encouraged his later desire to get to know people and the world. He studied with Otto Steinert and Erich vom Endt at the famous Folkwangschule, Essen (today

A.R. Penck

A.R. Penck

A.R. Penck, alias of Ralf Winkler born 1939 in Dresden, Germany; he died in 2017. Penck is a neo-expressionist painter, sculptor, and jazz drummer A.R. Penck died 2017. Penck never formally studied art, but learned from the art masters. In 1954 he joined the artist group First Phalanx Nedserd. The group sought artistic work without compromise. For this reason, the members of the artist group were denied academic studies. An

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys, born 1921 in Krefeld and died 1986 in Düsseldorf, was a German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist, and pedagogue. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy. It culminates in his “extended definition of art” and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role

Richard Serra

Richard Serra

Richard Serra (born November 2, 1939 in San Francisco) is one of the most important living American sculptors. In the mid-1960s Richard Serra and other American artists experimented with industrial materials such as lead and rubber. The materials are processed with simple interventions and placed in a relation to the room. Over the years, Serra expanded its spatial approach by working with today’s weather-resistant steel. In addition, the artist’s œuvre

Ford Beckman

Ford Beckman

Ford Beckman was born 1952 in Columbus, Ohio; he died in 2014. He is best known for his Black Wall Paintings and his Pop Paintings, in which Beckman overpainted screen prints of clowns. He had cooperated with Heinz-Günter Mebusch for his portrait series. The image of the human condition between life, disappearance and hope forms the central theme in the work of Ford Beckman. In 1991, Beckman changed his artistic

Monika-von-Eschenbach

MONIKA VON ESCHENBACH

Monika von Eschenbach, alias of Monika Bauer, is born 1965 in Eschenbach, Bavaria. She had studied architecture and started her career as an architect of public buildings in California and Alaska (1988 – 1991). Later on she worked for a couple of years in Switzerland. Later she was responsible for project-management of the airport Leipzig-Halle. She developed the urban planning concept for the Rheinauhafen, Cologne. Among the most famous buildings are the

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