Sigmar Polke

1941 - 2010

Born in Oleśnica (DE), died in Cologne (DE).

German painter-photographer Sigmar Polke (b. 1941), who developed a varied graphic oeuvre since the 1960s, uses photos, clippings, slogans and politically inspired elements that he brings together in layered images. He experiments with the possibilities of dyes, lacquers and chemicals to create transparent images that seem to move within the image, depending on the incidence of light.

Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert

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