31 March - 23 June 2019


Emil Kiess (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


The Donaueschingen-based artist Emil Kiess (b. 1930) has been a major force within the art scene of southwest Germany since the 1950s. A student of HAP Grieshaber and Willi Baumeister, Kiess is passionate about colour and sees it as the artist's task to set its inherent strength and potential free. His fascinating colour compositions have an extraordinary depth that irresistibly draws the viewer's eye.


Emil Kiess, Malerei, 2000 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019


Emil Kiess, Malerei, 1995 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019


Emil Kiess, 2018, vor: Malerei, 1998 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019


Taking its starting point in the seminal work 'Schwarz will blühen' ('Black Wants to Blossom') of 1956, the exhibition presents a multifaceted cross section of the artist's work from the 1980s to the present.



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