22. Jul 2014

Born on 28. April, 1928 in Bad Laasphe
died on 17. July, 2014 in Berlin

Light artist/philosopher and artist Otto Piene has died at the age of 86. The co-founder of the avant-garde movement Zero was known for his light art works. To him light symbolised a contrast to the darkness that held sway in the Second World War. Piene painted with light, creating spaces and forms made of light, and even a “Light Ballet”. Besides experimenting with light, Piene was also fascinated by movement, wind, fire and energy.

Piene lived and worked in Düsseldorf and in Massachusetts, USA.

Otto Piene’s current exhibition in Berlin

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