Bernd Ribbeck, ‘Untitled’, 2012, Casado Santapau

About Bernd Ribbeck

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.

German, b. 1974, Cologne, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany

Solo Shows

2013
Harris Lieberman Gallery, 
New York,
Bernd Ribbeck

Fair History on Artsy

2016
Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016
2016
Galerie Peter Kilchmann at EXPO CHICAGO 2016
2016
Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Art Brussels 2016
2015
Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Artissima 2015
2015
Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Art Basel 2015
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