Imi Knoebel is a German artist. Knoebel is known for his minimalist, abstract painting and sculpture. He lives and works in Düsseldorf.The "Messerschnitt" or "knife cuts," are a recurring technique he employs, along with his regular use of the primary colours, red, yellow and blue.
Knoebel's works are held worldwide in numerous public collections, including Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York; The Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) in France; the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland; Essl Museum Klosterneuburg in Austria; Albertina in Vienna; Berardo Collection Museum Lisbon in Portugal; National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands; and Malmö Konsthall in Sweden.
Since its first purchase in 1984, the Deutsche Bank Collection has acquired more than 1,000 works on paper by Knoebel. The artist is represented by Mary Boone in New York, Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, de:Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder in Vienna, Bärbel Grässlin in Frankfurt, Gallery Fahnemann in Berlin and Helga de Alvear in Madrid.