08/02/2023 - 26/03/2023

Contemporary - Painting & Installation

Imi Knoebel - Once Upon a Time

Tue-Sat: 10-6pm; Sun: 12-6pm

Imi Knoebel’s exhibition ‘Once Upon a Time’ at White Cube Bermondsey, includes examples from three new painting series as well as a major installation exhibited for the first time.

Showcasing recent directions in Knoebel’s ever-evolving engagement with non-representational art, as the title suggests, the project also contains an element of storytelling – the result of Koebel looking back at his career as an abstract artist.

At 82, Knoebel works every day in his Dusseldorf studio. As he has since he started to study with artist and activist Joseph Beuys at that city’s Kunstakademie in 1964, Knoebel develops his ideas through the hands-on process of making his wall- and floor-based works. For inspiration, he draws on art’s basic building blocks – line, form and colour – as well as the collections of cut-paper shapes, paint swatches and other materials that surround him in his workspace.


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