The solo exhibition of German Neo-Expressionism master, Markus Lüpertz will be held in Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art on June 14, with his new works (56 Easel Paintings, and 25 sculptures) in recent ten years. Organized by Beijing Times Art Museum, this itinerant exhibition in China stands as the largest-scale solo exhibition of Lüpertz in China until now. From April 24 to May 24, the exhibition in Beijing had aroused intensive and active repercussions.
Born in 1941, Markus Lüpertz had been positioned as the dean of Dusseldorf State Academy of Art for more than 20 years. He began art creation in the 1960s and has always remained passionate creation. He is known to the world as one of the most important German Neo-Expressionist artists, together with Anselm Kiefer, Jorg Immendorff, Georg Baselitz, A.R. Penck, etc. In addition, he is also famed as a national treasure artist. Lüpertz is full of glorious talents while he is versatile in paintings, sculptures, poems and jazz music, nothing unreasonable; To pursuits his trendy life and perfect appearance, he also obsesses on cars, boxing, fashion and food; With his unrestrained, insistent and straightforward personalities, he even dares to consider himself as a genius artist.
The creations from German Neo-Expressionist were originated in the 1960s. The emergence of German Neo-Expressionism precisely continued the long-standing European tradition of painting when the domination of Modernism in Europe was coming to a termination. It also triggered a discussion of the recursion of painting in the field of Fine Art in the 1980s. Based on the German Expressionism in the early of 19th century, Neo-Expressionism focused on that former history and realities under the new social conditions and continuously improved the evolution of painting languages. Gradually, German Neo-Expressionism became the main style of European Art at that time, which was distinctly different from the contemporaneous and dominated American-style Abstract Expressionism, POP Art and the following Performance Art, Conceptualism, Happening Art and Land Art which successively emerged after the 1960s.
Time: June 14 – August 3
Tuesday to Friday: 11:00-19:30 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30-19:30
(Closed on Monday)
Venue: Hall 1, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art (RMCA)
Opening: June 14, 4:00 p.m.