Bernd Ribbeck
German, born 1974
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Casado Santapau at ARCOmadrid 2018,
Casado Santapau
Galerie Mehdi Chouakri at Art Basel 2018,
Galerie Mehdi Chouakri
Bernd Ribbeck,
Harris Lieberman Gallery

Bernd Ribbeck makes small-scale paintings on wood that recall the geometric forms of mandalas, stained glass, and other architectural ornaments. Using non-traditional materials like ballpoint pens and markers, as well as acrylic paint and varnish, Ribbeck combines the geometric hard-edge Modernist tradition with expressive mark making and subtractive processes like sanding, scraping, and staining. Ribbeck’s vibrant, layered color gives the paintings a remarkable sense of light and age—as if they are mysterious relics or icons from a bygone era.