Bernd Ribbeck, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Norma Mangione
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Bernd Ribbeck

Untitled, 2015

Acrylic and ballpoint pen on MDF
21 3/10 × 13 in
54 × 33 cm
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Bernd Ribbeck
German, b. 1974
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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.

Bernd Ribbeck, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Norma Mangione
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About the work
Bernd Ribbeck
German, b. 1974
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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.

Bernd Ribbeck

Untitled, 2015

Acrylic and ballpoint pen on MDF
21 3/10 × 13 in
54 × 33 cm
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