Mack Heinz

Born: 08/03/1931

Otto Heinz Mack is a co-fonder of the internationally influential ZEROGroup, including further artists such as Otto Piene and Günther Ucker. His concluded his education at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf and Cologne University with the state examination in art and philosophy in 1956. His “Dynamic Structures” are restricted to black and white, and consists of vertical or horizontal, straight lines. His rise to fame is based on his experimental light reliefs made of metal foil, Plexiglas and aluminium. His light installations made of reflecting sculptures in the desert are held amongst early examples of country-art. Heinz Mack designed numerous monumental sculptures for the public sphere. He took part in the documenta and represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1970.



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