(Krefeld, 12 May 1921 – Düsseldorf, 23 January 1986)
A prophetic and emblematic figure, a messianic utopian, a shaman-artist, Joseph Beuys is considered the most nonconformist German artist of the last decades.
He is considered one of the most significant figures of the conceptual currents of the second half of the twentieth century, a forerunner of environmental, political and cultural issues, as well as founder of the Greens movement in Germany, the Organization for Direct Democracy and Free International University.
In each of his works he is constantly looking for a deep harmony with himself, men and nature.
For the German artist, man is the custodian of an energy capable of modifying the world, so what counts is palingenesis, the individual discovery of this energy potential to transform the planet.
Creativity is the fundamental engine of this process.