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AR Penck

Born in 1939, Dresden, Germany

Lives and works in Dublin, Ireland, Berlin, Germany, New York City, United States, Düsseldorf, Germany


Ralf Winkler, alias A R Penck, was a Neo-Expressionist painter who created vibrant, graphic works populated with a rich lexicon of neo-primitive symbols, stick figures and patterns. Born in 1939, Winkler grew up in the GDR or East Germany. He was artistic from a young age but was reputedly discarded and monitored by the Association of Visual Artists of the GDR and by the East German government for refusing to make work which heralded their political ideology. A recurring motif within his paintin...Read more