Station: [25] Ulrich Rückriem, Untitled, 2001

With 100 solo and numerous important group exhibitions such as documenta, the Venice Biennale or Skulptur Projekte Münster, Ulrich Rückriem (b.1938 in Düsseldorf) counts as one of the most important sculptors in the second half of the 20th century. As far back as the 1960s he was one of the most interesing exponents of Minimalism in Europe. He was a major influence on the development of modern sculpture, in that he turned entirely away from the classical subjects and techniques of traditional figurative sculpture to explore the fundamental problems of the genre: size, volume, material and their relationship to the surrounding space.

Ulrich Rückriem

Ohne Titel, 2001

Granite (Rosa Porriño)

Permanent loan Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Foundation

© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2015, Photo: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main