Gernot Bubenik

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Alma materBerlin University of the Arts
OccupationVisual artist

Gernot Bubenik (* 1942 in Troppau) is a German visual artist. He paints on canvas, works with airbrush, screen printing and etching. His works often have the subject art and science with which he made his contribution to the pop art movement[1] [2] [3]. 
 Bubenik became known in the 1960s with his graphic display boards[4]
1967 he received the Deutscher Kritikerpreis|German Critic Award[5] and 1968 the award of the Graphic-Biennale Tokyo. Some of his early 1960s works were purchased by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. [6]


Since 1969 Bubenik creates paintings in lacquer on metal with a spray gun as his painting tool[7] (later called „Airbrush“ ). Since 1980 he creates body prints[8], art and paint events[9][10] and light trail images[9].

From 1971 until 1973 he had a teaching assignment at the Berlin University of the Arts. [11] 1986 his body of work was shown at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin.[12]

1986 he created a workshop for ecology[13] with an indoor worm composter and compostable paint[14]. Between 1991 and 1995 he had a teaching assignment for experimental silk screen printing at the Berlin University of the Arts. During this time he developed a compostable screen printing paint free of toxins and a child friendly method for manual Screen Printing.

From 1992 until 2005 he worked on the realization of the Project „Art and Ecology“[15] in cooperation with the office for culture Kreuzberg,Berlin. This took place in youth clubs and schools with the participation of approximately 3000 children and youth. 2006 his school project „Farbenzirkus“ ('Paint Circus’) won in the competition KINDER ZUM OLYMP! the price in the section film and new media in Berlin primary schools.

Notable exhibitions

  • 1969 Berlin: "Bubenik", Modern Art Gallerie[17]
  • 1970 Berlin: "Gernot Bubenik, Zeichnungen und Grafik", Galerie Miniature[12]
  • 1979 Berlin: "Schmetterlingsmaschine", Kulturwerk des BBK[12]
  • 1986 Berlin: "Gernot Bubenik" A retrospective solo exhibition, Kunsthalle Berlin[12]
  • 2014 Frankfurt: "German Pop", Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt [18][2]
  • 2015 Vienna: "Blüten am Rande", Gesso Artspace[19]
  • 2017 Heidenheim: "I like Fortschritt - Deutsche Pop Art Reloaded", Kunstmuseum Heidenheim[1]

External links

"Gernot Bubenik – Offizielle Website". "The Rediscovery Of Gernot Bubenik".


  1. 1.0 1.1 "I like Fortschritt - Deutsche Pop Art Reloaded". kunst aspekte.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "German Pop".
  3. "Deutsche Pop-Art: Pflanzen der Pop-Art". aerzteblatt.
  4. {{Cite web|url= |title=Malerei Bubenik: Formel für Endivien
  5. "Gernot Bubenik". who´s who.
  6. "Gernot Bubenik".
  7. "Bilder".
  8. "Bilder".
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Aktionen".
  10. "The "workshop for color" event".
  11. "Gernot Bubenik".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "Plakate".
  13. "Workshops".
  14. "Kind und Regenwurm".
  15. "Kunst und Ökologie".
  16. "Kinder Zum Olymp".
  17. "Moder Art Galerie 69".
  18. "German Pop".
  19. "Blüten am Rande: Gernot Bubenik im Gesso Artspace".

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