Rudolf Stingel was born in 1956 in Merano, Italy, and these days based in NYC. He uses conceptual painting as well as installations to explore the process of creation. His work engages its viewers in dialogue about their perception of art Rudolf Stingel uses readily available materials like carpet, Styrofoam and cast polyurethane. His art creations challenges contemporary notions about painting.
Rudolf Stingel’s Work
From 1987 Rudolf Stingel became quite popular for his monochromatic works. In the 90’s he started to paint with oils in pure, brilliant colors.
At that time he also started his inquiry into the relationship between painting and space using carpets to transform the architecture into a painting. Through his instructional photographs and installations, his work explores the essence of making, gesture, and expression through questioning authenticity and authorship.
The artist engaged in creating a number of portraits as well. He spends significant time as a photographer. Stingel’s approach to self-portraiture not only examines the binary of biography and painting, but also takes on the conventions of self-examination itself.
Rudolf Stingel’s Exhibitions
In 1984 Rudolf Stingel had his first solo exhibition in Milan, Italy. Since then he had many other exhibitions at art shows across the world group and solo exhibitions.during his career he also collaborated other artists, and engaged in creating a number of portraits as well.
The artist collaborated with a fellow artist Urs Fischer on a number of occasions.
Marciano Art Foundation happy to host Rudolf Stingel’s works