Adolf Bierbrauer - Pioneer of conceptual art / Participartory art / Art Therapy and of the Social Sculpture

Adolf Bierbrauer, Pioneer, Conceptual art, Case F, Hypnosis Painting, 1953, pioneer of conceptual art , pioneer of participartory art, pioneer of art therapy, vanguard, Social sculpture,new German contemporary conceptual art, Joseph Beuys, Martin Leyer-Pr Adolf Bierbrauer, Case F. (Hypnosis Painting), Gouache, 11,81 x 8,26 inches, 1953
Adolf Bierbrauer, Pioneer, Conceptual art,1953, new German  contemporary conceptual painting, pioneer of conceptual art, pioneer of participartory art, pioneer of art therapy, vanguard, social sculpture, Joseph Beuys, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, art curator, a Adolf Bierbrauer, Case F. (Hypnosis painting), Gouaches, 11,81 x 8,26 inces, 1953
Adolf Bierbrauer, Hypnosis Painting, 1953, pioneer, conceptual art, participartory art, art therapy, vanguard, Social sculpture,  Joseph Beuys, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, world wide representative, art curator, art mediator, art dealer, Düsseldorf Adolf Bierbrauer, Case F. (Hypnosis Painting), Gouache, 8,26 x 11,81 inches, 1953
Adolf Bierbrauer, Goethe, 1999, new contemporary abstract expressionism, new contemporary informal art, new german paintings, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, world wide representative, art curator, art mediator, art dealer, Düsseldorf Adolf Bierbrauer, Goethe heard in the self-conscious Ego the breath of the living idea, mixed media on canvass, 62,99 x 55,12 inches, 1999
Adolf Bierbrauer, "The world thinks it is a joke. While the painter paints without a brush , the world is falling apart, and yet comes together what works", new contemporary abstract expressionism, paitning, german contemporary art, Martin leyer-Pritzkow, Adolf Bierbrauer, "The world thinks it is a joke. While the painter paints without a brush , the world is falling apart, and yet comes together what works" Acrylic on Canvass, 63 x 78,74 inches, 2008
Adolf Bierbrauer, the inkpot of Tiepolo, 2008, new German contemporary abstract expressionism, new German contemporary informal art,  new German contemporary paintings, new German painting, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, art curator, art mediator, art dealer, Düs Adolf Bierbrauer, the inkpot of Tiepolo, acrylic on canvass, 63 x 78,74 inch, 2008
Adolf Bierbrauer, Anti christianity without anxiety, 1999, new contemporary abstract expressionism, new contemporary informal art, new German contemporary paintings, new German contemporary art, german painting, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, world wide represent Adolf Bierbrauer, Anti Christianity without anxiety, acrylic on canvass, 31,49 x 47,24 inches, 1999
Adolf Bierbrauer, "Der elefantöse Tobsuchtanfall", Bronze, expressive contemporary sculpture, contemporary art, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, world wide representative,  art curator, art mediator, art dealer, Düsseldorf Adolf Bierbrauer, The elefantaniel fit of rage (der elefantöse Tobsuchtanfall), Bronze, 11 x 4,3 x 7,8 inches, 2002
Adolf Bierbrauer, 2002, on nature conservation indicating temple, sculpture, contemporary art, martin Leyer-Pritzkow, world wide representative, art curator, art mediator, art dealer, Düsseldorf Adolf Bierbrauer, On nature conservation indicating temple, 14,5 x 12,2 x 4,3 cm, transistor, wood, bottle cork and adhesive (ponal), 2002
Adolf Bierbrauer, 1999, angle with raclette-pike, sculpture, contemporary art, Martin Leyer-Pritzkow, world wide representative, art curator, art dealer, art mediator, Düsseldorf Adolf Bierbrauer, Angle with raclette - pike, clay with metal pike, 11 x 7,4 x 5,5, 1999

 

Adolf Bierbrauer, actually Adolf Karl Bierbrauer, born 1915 in Düsseldorf - died 2012 in Ratingen. He was a contemporary and neighbor of Joseph Beuys in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel. Both knew each other.

A.Bierbrauer became known with his hypnosis paintings from the late 40s and early 50s. With these works (see above) he became a pioneer of conceptual art and thus one of the first artists in the world to succeed in involving participatory art as an essential element in his work. He also became a pioneer of art therapy and the idea of ​​healing people through hypnosis.

A. Bierbrauer trained as an artist and doctor, painted in the years 1949 to 1954 paintings according to the descriptions of his patients / recipients which appeared them under trance / hypnosis. Before he had asked them to paint with colors on paper, so they would dream colourful.

The patient becomes part of the artwork. After awakening, Bierbrauer discussed the paintings with his patients / recipients.

Thia was an exceptional artistic approach by A. Biebrauer to the Post-World War II era in contemporary European art. It remained an unique artistic proposition until today.

Its echo of Bierbrauer's approach can be seen in the Social Sculpture of Joseph Beuys, which he formulated only in 1967.

With his somnambulistic informal works and his sculptures made of clay using different materials from the 1960s, A. Bierbrauer explored the question of how art is created in the artistic process and where does the art come from. These works, in their expressive form and imagery, are to be assigned to the new German abstract expressionism. Titles of the works are combined with word or sentence creations to create new acoustic and pictorial experiences.

If you want to classify your somnambulistic works art historically, they move in their expressiveness and technique between works by Jackson Pollock with his drippings or action painting and work of the younger generation of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring to A.R. Penck or Jonathan Meese.

Parallels and similarities of Bierbrauer's work can also be found in the work of the internationally renowned and esteemed artist Thomas Schütte.

The monograph "Adolf Bierbrauer" is available in English and German, 224 pages and over 250 illustrations, € 35, - plus € 4,90 shipping between Germany. Send e-mail to: mlp@mlpart.com

In 2015, works by Adolf Bierbrauer were shown at a collateral event of the 56th Biennale  of art in Venice.

 

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