Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor. In his entire body of work, Kiefer argues with the past and addresses taboo and controversial issues from recent history. Kiefer is best known for his paintings, which have grown increasingly large in scale with additions of lead, broken glass, and dried flowers or plants.
· I believe in empty spaces; they're the most wonderful thing.
· Not content, but the road the artist takes, is the interesting part.
· Art is difficult. It's not entertainment.
· Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art.
· I am against the idea of the end, that everything culminates in paradise or judgment.
· I grew up in a forest. It's like a room. It's protected. Like a cathedral... it is a place between heaven and earth.
Published in Young Nation magazine on February 18, 2017