A. R. Penck – Totemic Forms

A.R. Penck - Perry Rhodan 4, 1996, Farbserigrafie 70 x 100 cm, lim. Auflage: 40, signiert und nummeriert

A. R. Penck – Perry Rhodan 4, 1996, color screenpringt, signed, numbered, edition of 40, size: 70 x 100 cm. Price upon request.

About A. R. Penck

Perhaps more than any of his immediate contemporaries, Neo-Expressionist painter, A.R. Penck (born as Ralf Winkler in Dresden, Germany in 1939, died in 2017 in Zurüch) revived painting as a relevant practice for postwar culture in Germany. His name now seems synonymous with a painting style that is figurative and political in content, a style both gestural and replete with semiotic impact. As an adult, he was closely linked with other East-German exponents of the new figuration, including Jörg Immendorff and Georg Baselitz, all of whom were watched by the secret police and considered dissidents. In the late 1970s Penck’s work was included in several shows in West Berlin, and he came to be seen as an important exponent of free speech in the East. Both the violence he witnessed in Dresden as a youth and the aggression and oppression of later twentieth-century politics have remained central themes in his work, which is known for its pictographic, Neo-Primitivist imagery of human figures and other totemic forms. The essayist Siegfried Gohr writes, “Penck’s dual gift, both intellectual and aesthetic, permits him to gaze fearlessly at phenomena from which others have long turned away, whether out of the inability to cope that leads to repression or out of the overconfidence that leads to hasty, noncommittal abstraction. Penck works against the illusions and delusions caused by the way things really are.”

More Artwork by A. R. Penck

 

A.R. Penck: 'Perry Rhodan 3', 1996, Farbserigrafie, signiert und nummeriert, lim. Auflage: 40 + e.a., Format: 70 x 100 cm

A. R. Penck: ‘Perry Rhodan 3’, 1996, colour screenprint, signed, numbered, edition of 40 + e.a., size: 70 x 100 cm.  Price upon request.

 

A. R. Penck: ‚Energiefeld Urszene, Der Mensch‘, 1999, Radierung auf Bütten, signiert, nummeriert, lim. Auflage 35 Exemplare, Bildformat: 69,5 x 49 cm, Blattformat: 90 x 65 cm

A. R. Penck: ‚Energiefeld Urszene, Der Mensch‘, 1999, colour screenprint on handmade paper, signed, numbered, edition of 35, picture size: 69,5 x 49 cm, totlal size: 90 x 65 cm. Price upon request.

A. R. Penck: ‚Standart Hoch I‘, 1997, Serigrafie auf Hahnemühle-Bütten, signiert, nummeriert, lim. Auflage 60 Exemplare, Blattformat: 107,5 x 60 cm

A. R. Penck: ‚Standart Hoch I‘, 1997, colour screenprint on handmade paper, signed, numbered, edition of 60, size: 107,5 x 60 cm. Price upon request.

 

A. R. Penck - Zivilisation, 2000, Farblithografie auf Bütten, signiert, nummeriert, lim. Auflage 40 Exemplare, Blattformat: 50 x 70 cm, gerahmt

A. R. Penck: ‘Zivilisation’, 1995, lithograph on hand made paper, signed, numbered, edition of 40, size: 50 x 70 cm. Price upon request.

A.R. Penck: ‚Dresden“ 1992, Siebdruck, handsigniert, nummeriert, lim. Auflage 50 Exemplare Blattformat: 64 x 48cm

A. R. Penck: ‚Dresden 1992, Bl. 3′, 1992, colour screenprint on handmade paper, signed, numbered, edition of 50, size: 64 x 48 cm. Price upon request.

A.R. Penck, Vision (Grün-Gelb) III, Aquatinta Radierung handsigniert, nummeriert lim. Auflage: 50 Exemplare 76,0 x 107,0 cm

A.R. Penck: ‘Vision (Grün-Gelb) III’, Aquatinta etching, signed, numbered, edition of 50, size 76,0 x 107,0 cm. Price upon request.

 

A.R. Penck: ‘Aufstand’, Aquatinta Radierung, signiert, nummeriert, lim. Auflage: 35 Exemplare, Blattformat: 76,0 x 107,0 cm

A. R. Penck: ‘Aufstand’, Aquatinta etching, signed, numbered, edition of 35, size: 76,0 x 107,0 cm. Price upon request.

 

A. R. Penck - Session in OrangeA. R. Penck: “Session in Orange”, 1993, colour screenprint, signed, numbered, edition of 50, size: 105 x 76 cm.  Price upon request.