OUBEY MINDKISS introduces the work of the German artist, OUBEY, in a numbered, limited edition of five paperback books in a three-dimensional, molded slipcase. Each four-color volume presents a medium in which OUBEY worked: PAINTINGS, ON PAPER, DRAWINGS, PHOTON PAINTINGS, STAR PIXELS. Stefan Sagmeister designed this unique package.
OUBEY began painting in 1979. His creative force flourished in the greatest possible inner and external freedom. He had a solo exhibition in 1992, which achieved great commercial success for his avant-gardes Photon Paintings. Following the exhibit, OUBEY decided to work in withdrawn from the public. OUBEY was planning another exhibition, when he was killed in a traffic accident in August 2004.
Even when he was still in school, OUBEY was fascinated by the physics of Einstein, Planck and Heisenberg, the metaphysics of Leibniz, Ilya Prigogine's insights on complexity, chaos and order, the philosophy of the ancient Greeks, the poetry Celan, Rilke and Trakl, and the classics of science fiction intellectual influences that merged together in his artistic work. In particular, Ilya Prigogine's pioneering ideas about overcoming the separation between academic disciplines and between science and art confirmed OUBEY's understanding of what science and art can and should be.
OUBEY created over 1000 pictures, forming an unmistakable, multifaceted, incomparable oeuvre ahead of his time.