From the beginning of his career as an artist A.R. Penck has pursued an intense interest in systems, structures and the forces that govern them. Information theories, cybernetics, science fiction, behavioral science, political and social philosophies—these are among the many subjects that both fascinate him and drive his prolific work in painting, drawing and sculpture, even today. A.R. Penck: Paintings from the Sixties illustrates the first mature manifestations of the artist’s wide-ranging interests and sheds light on the development of his unique style and sensibility.