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THE MANFRED MOHR RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION
February - July 2000
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THE MANFRED MOHR RETROSPECTIVE EXHBIITION

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born on June 8. 1938 in Pforzheim (Germany)
Studio in Paris from 1963 to 1983
Lives and works in New York since 1981
1957
Kunst + Werkschule, Pforzheim (gold- and silversmith, painting)
Jazz musician (tenor-sax, oboe)
1960
Action paintings
1961
Receives school prize (art) of the City of Pforzheim
1962
Beginning of the exclusive use of black and white as means of visual and aesthetic expression
1965
Studies lithography at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris
Geometric experiments lead to hard edge painting
1968
First one-man exhibition at the Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris
Systematization of the picture content
1969
Publication of the visual book 'Artificiata I'
First drawings with a computer
1972
Sequencial computer drawings are introduced
Beginning of work on fixed structures: the cube
1973
Receives awards at the World Print Competition-73, San Francisco, and the 10th Biennial in Ljubljana
1977
Beginning of work with the 4-D hypercube and graph-theory
1980
Workphase: Divisibility, dissection of cube
1982
Quasi-organic growth programs on the cube
1987
Renewed work on the 4-D hypercube.
Four-dimensional rotation as generator of signs
1989
Extending work to the 5-D and 6-D hypercube
Rotation as well as projection as generators of signs
1990
Receives the 'Golden Nica' at Prix Ars Electronica in Linz and the 'Camille Graeser Prize' in Zürich
1991
Workphase: Laserglyphs, diagonal-paths through 6-D hypercube are cut from steel plates with a laser
1994
The first comprehensive monograph on Manfred Mohr was published by Waser-Verlag, Zürich
1997
Was elected a member of the American Abstract Artists
Receives an Artists' Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts