Active in post-war Germany as the new expressionist painting artist, Kiefer said, huge work should be very personal and distinctive style, theme, and there is very lyrical and metaphorical color. His painting is great, the awakening of national consciousness devout, but also the performance of a particular poet like burning passion and deep thinking, especially in the tough work of tension and beauty of form, theme and color in the cross-referencing, the exposed German history of problems between art and ideology. As the artist himself: "I took my contacts and experience of our consciousness to create a symbol, this symbol will also rise to a series of our own reflection."
There is no doubt, Kiefer given landscape with the creation of new value. However, he did not turned out the natural landscapes of the original strength, not to the performance of the original charm. His landscapes of the land is burning, especially in the close examination, giving the audience a pleasant touch and feel, and, to a certain distance, the kind of subtle effect to restore the screen one kind of picture more broad, more solid the United States.
There are the ruins of the Third Reich called Kiefer is the artist on the poet, which he is grand and magnificent art of the highest reputation. Indeed, Kiefer art dedicated to Germany, including the history of the Third Reich, and quite emotional symbol and ritual. People pray Youhu myth has become a lost history of the purity of myth, myth and history, the difference is that it is not in the past and the future, it was only to prove that German history of abuse and cover up the unimaginable evil. This is the Kiefer painting to face the problem, not the superiority of the German people confused. We are from his "Untitled", "Margaret", "step", "to the unknown artist", "Sura Artemis" and other works on behalf of all strongly feel that.
Kiefer's meticulous creation, the methods used are carefully thought and research before making a final decision. In addition to the need to paint the canvas, he uses a variety of materials and tools, including straw and sand, and strive to achieve the goal of symbolic and aesthetic purposes. Therefore, we find that all of his creative means are the ultimate performance goal for his services. In appreciation of his work at the same time, we suddenly feel that we cherish and artists with good intentions, tragic history of mankind do not want to re-staged.
Kiefer (Anselm Kiefer, 1945 --), was born in Germany bao Montreal, has studied law, then transferred to painting. First solo exhibition in 1969. 1970 and 1972 in Dusseldorf Art Academy Beuys studio learning. 1973, and became acquainted with Baselitz friend. Subsequently participated in many major art exhibition at home and abroad, such as "the spirit of the new painting exhibition", "20th Century German Art", "1905 and 1985, painting and sculpture exhibition", "1945 and 1985, the Republic of Germany Art", etc. , is the most influential contemporary Western artists