Kiki Kogelnik was born in 1935 in Bleiburg, a small city in the state of Carinthia in Austria. After her studies at the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna, she moved to Paris in 1959 and later to New York in 1961. Since the mid-1950s, she has been part of a group of avant-garde artists who gravitated around the figure of Otto Mauer.
early works were abstract but later her style was characterized by a
re-discovery of the human figure and the use of very brilliant colors,
displaying the strong influence of Pop Art on her work. In
addition to large-size pictorial works, Kiki Kogelnik created a powerful
group of installations and sculptures in ceramics and in glass.
In particular, she began to experiment with
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