Publisher: Art & Collection Group
Printers: Taipei Dah Chen Printing Co., Ltd
Edition: First edition in October 2017
Size: 889mm x 1194mm 1/16
Print Sheets: 12.5
In the cave of civilization, will sign become reality? A.R. Penck’s artistic creating process is a journey for exploration, he researched for and examined a system of signs and his own vocabulary of painting, which is a completely new form, combined with the characters of prehistorical cave paintings and modern scientific theories. This kind of abstract semiotic system could be seen as a labyrinth of metaphors, inviting the audience to discover the answer that the author seeks- What happens when we communicate and express ourselves? How will human history evolve？From A.R. Penck’s artworks, a new visual mythology was established, and a period of historical rupture was revealed.
This catalog includes A.R. Penck’s most representative artworks like sculptures, large-scale paintings, and installation art, showing the development of his artistic forms and his new thought of social ideology.