Minimal Art

Imi Knoebel

The explorations of intense relations between different pictorial elements occupied Imi Knoebel greatly and made him one of the burgeoning European abstract artists of the post-war period. The lessons learned from the avant-garde helped him a lot in finding the perfect balance in perusing his own vision. Nevertheless, Knoebel extends reduction principles in...

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Minimal and Conceptual Art

William Anastasi

William Anastasi is concerned as one of the pioneers in conceptualism and minimalism. He is famous for his Subway, Pocket, and Walking drawings that explore the autonomy and functions of the artistic objects. The artist has established a very interesting and...

Sculpture, Minimal Art

Carl Andre

Evolution doesn’t necessarily mean more complexity. Sometimes a step forward corresponds with making things simpler. Carl Andre is an American artist, who reached an original and extreme position and was able to defend it through his intelligence and strong...

Dan Flavin - Sailing Across Gardners Bay Near Lion Head Beach (To Thomas Moran), 1982 (detail)

Dan Flavin

After struggling for years to find the appropriate medium for his artistic expression, Dan Flavin was finally liberated by fluorescent light. It was a paradoxical choice – to use commonplace commercial fixtures and reconfigure them into artworks that both...

Carmen Herrera - The artist in her New York studio, in Lisson museum - Image via netdnacom - whitney museum has news to save time for painting search

Carmen Herrera

My quest is for the simplest of pictorial resolutions. This was an answer from a Cuban painter Carmen Herrera when she was asked to explain what drives her art from within. This master of terse lines and contrasting chromatic planes finds the core of her...

Richard Serra

Best known for his large-scale minimalist sculptures, Richard Serra is a celebrated American artist whose art has graced numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world. Working mostly in steel, he has managed to create both minimalist and...

Lee Ufan

Korean painter, sculptor, and philosopher Lee Ufan became famous in the late 1960s as one of the main representatives of the Japanese avant-garde movement Mono-ha. This important movement, which gained a lot of international recognition, rejected Western...

Brice Marden

Brice Marden

Many artists throughout history have proven the deep meaning that art holds through various different mediums, directions, and level of complexity, both technical and narrative-wise. A profound exploration of ideas and material can be presented even in the...

Agnes Martin

Most recognized for her evocative paintings marked out with pale color washes and subtle pencil lines, Agnes Martin was a Canadian-born American artist, whose conviction of the emotive and expressive power of art shaped her career. She sought inspiration in...

Francois Morellet - Artist portrait, photo credits lexpress.fr

Francois Morellet

Widely recognized as a main representative of the Concrete art, Franҫois Morellet applied the rigorous rules of mathematics and geometry concepts into his work which classified him in frames of Minimal art too. He invented norms, sometimes absurd, giving his...

Robert Mangold

Robert Mangold

Paint less to say more – that’s always been a motto of Minimalism. The work of Robert Mangold isn’t that much different. He paints minimalistic artworks and he could be described as an abstract artist. The simple elements are put together through...

Walter de Maria - Portrait by Angelika Platen

Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria never regretted the decision to forsake a music career in a band The Primitives (that will be known as The Velvet Underground), dedicating himself almost entirely to a different kind of art. We might never know the proportions of his promising...

Pino Pinelli - Pittura R, 2009

Pino Pinelli

Pino Pinelli is an Italian artist, known for his minimalistic, large-scale pieces which challenge and alters the traditional idea of painting. Pino Pinelli was in 1938 born in Catania, Sicily. In the 1960s, the artist moved to Milan, attracted by the great...

Nils Völker

Nils Volker

Nils Völker is a German artist known for his work at the intersection of art and science: physical computing, robotics, media art, new media art and machine art. Nils Völker’s LEGO Revelation Völker was born in Aalen, in the eastern part of the German...

Bernar Venet

Bernar Venet

Bernar Venet is a French conceptual artist, a pioneer of conceptual art in New York in the late 1960s. He is best known for his versatility in multiple mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, as well as stage design and musical...

José Heerkens portrait

Jose Heerkens

José Heerkens is a Dutch artist, known for her minimalist paintings which represent a perfect symbiosis of colors and linear forms. Education José Heerkens was born in 1950, in Dinther, Netherlands. She graduated from Royal Academy of Art and Design in ‘s...

Richard Caldicott, The Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Richard Caldicott

Richard Caldicott is a British artist who explores mainly photography by creating abstract compositions. An Abstract Compositions Sir Elton John likes very much Caldicott was born in 1962 in Leicester, England. In 1987 he earned a master degree from Royal...

Daniel Göttin - profile, photo credit IdeelArt gallery, minimal art

Daniel Gottin

Daniel Göttin is a Swiss contemporary artist. Working in a manner of minimal art, Daniel creates site-specific wall-works and paintings. In addition, Daniel Göttin is one of the directors of Hebel_121, an experimental art exhibition space located in Basel....

Jenifer Kent - Plate 6, 7 and 8, 2015 - Courtesy of the Artist

Jenifer Kent

Jenifer Kent is an American artist, well known for her unique minimalist style of drawing, making her works appear sculpture-like. Jenifer Kent was born in the USA. She graduated from Rutgers University, earning her BFA degree in painting in 1994. Five years...

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Cady Noland

Cady Noland, born in 1956, is an American artist engaged in a mixture of Pop art and Minimalist sculpture and installation. In her work, Nolan examines the underbelly of the American psyche, specifically our fascination with celebrities, violence, and...