Galerie

Georg Nothelfer

László Lakner

Biography

Born 1936 in Budapest
1954-60 Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts Budapest
1972, 1974, 1990 Participation in the Venice Biennale
1974 DAAD scholarship and move to West Berlin
1977 Participation in the documenta, Kassel
1977 German Critics' Prize
1981/82 Scholarship at PS1 New York
1982 Appointed professor for experimental design at the University of Essen
1985 First solo exhibition at Galerie Georg Nothelfer
1998 Kossuth Prize for his complete works
2002 Professor Emeritus at the University of Essen
Lives and works in Berlin.

Lakner is one of the most versatile artists working today. A participant in documenta and the Venice Biennale, he switches as much between media-painting, drawing and sculpture, concept and film-as he does between styles. He works as realistically as he does gesturally abstractly, appropriating foreign signatures in large-scale panel paintings and creating painterly treated book objects. A central influence reflected in the various aspects of his art is Far Eastern culture. It leads to monumental photorealistic painting and to non-representational meditative drawings. 

Exhibitions

Editions

  • O.T./Untitled, 1995, Lithograph, signed and dated by the artist, 79,5 x 60 cm, Copies: 60

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  • O.T./ Untitled, 1992, Serigraph signed and numbered by the artist, 61 x 85,6 cm, Copies: 40

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  • O.T./Untitled, 1985, Serigraphy, signed by the artist, 92,5 x 66,8 cm, Copies: 40

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Publications

  • Malerei, Objekte & 2 Skulpturen. Eine Auswahl für die Toskanische Säulenhalle in Augsburg, 1992, Edited by Kunstverein Augsburg. Exhibition from 22 March-3 May 1992. Texts Stefan Vogel, Manfred de la Motte, Ulrich Hoeltz. 48 pages, with numerous illustrations, EUR 5

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  • Papierarbeiten, Objekte & 3 Skulpturen 1976-1990, 1991, Catalogue on the occasion of the exhibition at Galerie Georg Nothelfer June/July 1991. Edited by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme in cooperation with Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin, and Galerie Raymond Bollag, Zurich/texts by Joachim Sartorius, Manfred de la Motte and others, german/english/french, 159 pages, numerous colour ill., ISBN 3-87329-023-3, EUR 18

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  • Ausstellungskatalog/Exhibition Catalogue, 1985, Edited by Manfred de la Motte/Galerie Georg Nothelfer. Texts by Roland H. Wiegenstein and Manfred de la Motte, 62 pages, 40 ill., 24 colour ill. Edition Galerie Georg Nothelfer, ISBN 3-87329-920-8, EUR 13

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