1912- Krefeld -1990
Adolf Luther is considered the main representative of Kinetic Art and Optical Art; his works were also exhibited together with those of the ZERO artists. His artistic aim was to make the non-visible visible and to grasp a reality that eludes representation. In the puttied surfaces of his 'dynamic forms', he discovered light as the immediate three-dimensional factor of design. He kept on developing his 'light and matter' works, experimented with new materials, and held his first solo exhibitions in Krefeld and London as early as 1960. Glass became his most important substance for visualising energy in the form of light. Then came the light sluices of the 1960s, concave mirrors, glass and lens objects, and the first 'spherical objects'. In 1970, he started working with laser beams.