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Imre Kocsis

Biography

Imre Kocsis is born in 1937 in Karcag/Hungary. At the age of 21 he emigrates to Germany, where he graduates at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg and goes on to become an assistent there.  His first solo exhibition takes place in 1965 in Munich, when he presents his work in the Galerie Leonhart, later in Dusseldorf. A sojourn in New York in 1980 at the P.S.1 (present moma PS1) leads Kocsis and his work to America. At the same time he gets a foreign residency at the  Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Kocsis achieves a remarkable success with his art and exhibition activity. In 1989 he is awarded the Karl Ernst Osthaus prize by the  Stadt Hagen. From 1985 on he lectures at the Reykjavik Fine Art College department for sculpture.  In 1991 Imre Kocsis dies. In 2009 a part of his estate is incorporated in the Stiftung für konkrete Kunst und Design in Ingolstadt.

Exhibitions (choice)

1965 first exhibiion in the Galerie Leonhart, Munich (from 1971 Dusseldorf)   |   1967 Group show, Kunst der Grafik in und um München, Grafische Sammlung, Munich / Group show Haus der Kunst, Große Kunstausstellung, Munich / Group show Deutscher Künstlerbund, 15. Jahresausstellung, Karlsruhe   |   1968 - 1969 Group show Herbstsalon, Haus der Kunst, Munich   |   1968 Galerie Neuhaus, Munich   |   1970 Group show Environnement, Roche et Bobois, Paris / Group show 2. Biennale International de l’Estampe, Paris / Group show ii. British International Print Biennale, Bradford   |   1971 Gallery Talisman, St. Louis, Missouri, USA / Group show Galerie am Jakobsbrunnen, Stuttgart Deutscher Künstlerbund, 19. Jahresausstellung, Stuttgart   |   1972 Galerie von Bartha (Minimax), Basel / Group show Galerie Tendenzen, Sindelfingen, with Muthofer and Reipka   |   1973 Group show 6 Ungarische Konstruktivisten, Forum Kunst, Rottweil mit Bak, Fajo, Gayor, Hencze, Nadler   |   1974 Galerie Stein, Cologne   |   1975 Group show Neue Ungarische Konstruktivisten, Kunstmuseum Bonn   |   1976 Galerie an der Neupforte, Aachen / Imre Kocsis. Arbeiten 1968-1975, Galerie von Bartha, Basel   |   1980 39. Biennale, Venice   |   1990 Imre Kocsis, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg   |   1995 21. International Biennal of Graphics Arts Ljubljana   |   2006 Group show Imre Kocsis, Rolf Viva, Beat Zoderer, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt   |   2011 Group show Imre Kocsis, Alex Müller, Sergej Vutuc, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum, Düren   |   2012 Avenue – Oeuvre Exhibition of The Painter Imre Kocsis, Kogart House, Budapest   |   2018 Group show The Transformation of Geometry / Collection Siegfried Grauwinkel, City Gallery, Prague   |   2019 Imre Kocsis – Schwarzist, Kunstturm Mücke, Ausstellung 23   |   2020 Imre Kocsis – konkret. Gruss an tatlin, Dierking, Zurich / Imre Kocsis. Bildraum / Realraum, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren.

My relation with the two colours I use is not metaphysical,
but pragmatic; they are subordinate to my formal declaration.
I see black as inseparably coupled with white.
Black pictures are a displacement of white
from the surface; that is, white is virtually reduced to zero.
The converse process is equally conceivable.
White displaces black

Imre Koscis

01. Jul -

Imre Kocsis - concrete
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Imre Kocsis

My relation with the two colours I use is not metaphysical,
but pragmatic; they are subordinate to my formal declaration.
I see black as inseparably coupled with white.
Black pictures are a displacement of white
from the surface; that is, white is virtually reduced to zero.
The converse process is equally conceivable.
White displaces black

Imre Koscis

Biography

Imre Kocsis is born in 1937 in Karcag/Hungary. At the age of 21 he emigrates to Germany, where he graduates at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg and goes on to become an assistent there.  His first solo exhibition takes place in 1965 in Munich, when he presents his work in the Galerie Leonhart, later in Dusseldorf. A sojourn in New York in 1980 at the P.S.1 (present moma PS1) leads Kocsis and his work to America. At the same time he gets a foreign residency at the  Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Kocsis achieves a remarkable success with his art and exhibition activity. In 1989 he is awarded the Karl Ernst Osthaus prize by the  Stadt Hagen. From 1985 on he lectures at the Reykjavik Fine Art College department for sculpture.  In 1991 Imre Kocsis dies. In 2009 a part of his estate is incorporated in the Stiftung für konkrete Kunst und Design in Ingolstadt.

Exhibitions (choice)

1965 first exhibiion in the Galerie Leonhart, Munich (from 1971 Dusseldorf)   |   1967 Group show, Kunst der Grafik in und um München, Grafische Sammlung, Munich / Group show Haus der Kunst, Große Kunstausstellung, Munich / Group show Deutscher Künstlerbund, 15. Jahresausstellung, Karlsruhe   |   1968 - 1969 Group show Herbstsalon, Haus der Kunst, Munich   |   1968 Galerie Neuhaus, Munich   |   1970 Group show Environnement, Roche et Bobois, Paris / Group show 2. Biennale International de l’Estampe, Paris / Group show ii. British International Print Biennale, Bradford   |   1971 Gallery Talisman, St. Louis, Missouri, USA / Group show Galerie am Jakobsbrunnen, Stuttgart Deutscher Künstlerbund, 19. Jahresausstellung, Stuttgart   |   1972 Galerie von Bartha (Minimax), Basel / Group show Galerie Tendenzen, Sindelfingen, with Muthofer and Reipka   |   1973 Group show 6 Ungarische Konstruktivisten, Forum Kunst, Rottweil mit Bak, Fajo, Gayor, Hencze, Nadler   |   1974 Galerie Stein, Cologne   |   1975 Group show Neue Ungarische Konstruktivisten, Kunstmuseum Bonn   |   1976 Galerie an der Neupforte, Aachen / Imre Kocsis. Arbeiten 1968-1975, Galerie von Bartha, Basel   |   1980 39. Biennale, Venice   |   1990 Imre Kocsis, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg   |   1995 21. International Biennal of Graphics Arts Ljubljana   |   2006 Group show Imre Kocsis, Rolf Viva, Beat Zoderer, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt   |   2011 Group show Imre Kocsis, Alex Müller, Sergej Vutuc, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum, Düren   |   2012 Avenue – Oeuvre Exhibition of The Painter Imre Kocsis, Kogart House, Budapest   |   2018 Group show The Transformation of Geometry / Collection Siegfried Grauwinkel, City Gallery, Prague   |   2019 Imre Kocsis – Schwarzist, Kunstturm Mücke, Ausstellung 23   |   2020 Imre Kocsis – konkret. Gruss an tatlin, Dierking, Zurich / Imre Kocsis. Bildraum / Realraum, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren.

01. Jul -

Imre Kocsis - concrete
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01. Jul -

Imre Kocsis - concrete

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