Kiki Kogelnik was an Austrian painter, sculptor and printmaker. She is considered Austria’s most important pop-related artist.
In 1961 Kogelnik moved to New York and joined a close-knit group of artists that included Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, among others. Her work during the 60’s was strongly influenced by the pop art colors and materials of the time, producing numerous brightly colored euphoric space-themed paintings. She began to use life-size cutout paper stencils of her friends to produce her paintings. In 1965 these prototype cut-outs became vinyl hanging.
Since August 2015, The Modern Art Oxford Museum is presenting the first solo exhibition in the UK of this acclaimed Austrian artist. I had the pleasure to be there. She captivated me with her simple but unique style and exuberant palette.
Fly Me To The Moon surveys the diverse practice of this remarkable artist, focusing in particular on the works produced by Kogelnik during her time in New York .
The exhibition includes a number of paintings, sculptures and drawings which reflect the tumult of the Cold War era, when the Space Race was at its height and fears of nuclear annihilation were growing.
To know more about this superb artist visit: http://www.kogelnikfoundation.org/