Imi Knoebel, whose real name is Klaus Wolf Knoebel, is a contemporary German artist born on December 31, 1940, in Dessau, Germany. He is renowned for his abstract paintings, sculptures, and installation art. Knoebel studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Kassel and later at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was mentored by the influential artist Joseph Beuys.

In the early 1960s, Knoebel was part of the influential German avant-garde movement Zero, alongside artists such as Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke. Zero was known for its experiments with minimalist and conceptual art, and Knoebel contributed to the development of geometric abstraction.

Knoebel’s work is characterized by geometric shapes, vibrant colors, and a strong focus on the relationship between space, form, and color. His artworks often feature modular structures and repeating patterns, creating a sense of rhythm and dynamism.

In addition to his paintings and sculptures, Knoebel has also realized various architectural projects and monumental installations. His work has been exhibited worldwide in renowned galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Imi Knoebel is considered one of the leading contemporary artists from Germany, and his contribution to abstract art remains influential and inspiring for many generations of artists.