Albert Baronian

Thomas Zipp

30 Apr - 28 May 2011

© Thomas Zipp
Acrylic and oil on canvas / mixed media, acrylic and oil on canvas, 2 parts
240 x 200 cm / 60 x 50 cm
bilobed flaps
30 April to 28 May 2011

Thomas Zipp (born in Heppenheim, 1966) is one of the most important German artists of our time. He brings together individual works – paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and installations – to create an overall concept that completely integrates the space of the exhibition venue.
His works are marked by an intense engagement with history, science and religion, with politics and society and with art history and philosophy. Good and evil, truth and lie, God and the devil, standard and deviation, body and mind, obsession, ecstasy, borderline experience, blessedness and sexuality provide Zipp with thematic inspiration. Zipp uncovers hidden connections between these themes and deploys them with a playful sense of humor in his artwork.

Thomas Zipp currently lives and works in Berlin. He graduated from the Staedelschule, Frankfurt and the Slade School of Art, London.
His work has been exhibited widely at institutions including Tate Modern London, Haus der Kunst Munich, PS1 Center for Contemporary Art New York and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Most recently, he had exhibitions at:
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, 2011, The World ́s most complete Congress of RITATIN Treatments
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 2010, (WHITE REFORMATION CO-OP) MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, 2009, MENS AGITAT MOLEM (Luther & The Family of Pills)

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