Thomas Scheibitz: about 90 elements/Tod im Dschungel

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Richter, 2007 - Art - 227 pages
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Thomas Scheibitz sees painting and sculpture as two equally matched media that complement and represent one another. Scheibitz's paintings, works on paper and sculptures document his unbroken fascination with the abstract character of shapes and his exploration of the very limits of recognisable imagery. The pictorial archive, presented in this publication, was compiled by Scheibitz from a variety of sources over a period of years and permits us to draw conclusions about his artistic methods. He has selected his painterly and sculptural themes from a vast range of heterogeneous pictures found in newspapers, magazines, films and cartoons as well as our collective memory. Quite often it seems that the typology of shapes has been robbed of any clear meaning, even to the point where shapes are no longer legible. Included is an interview between Thomas Scheibitz and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. English and German text.

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First half seems to be source material (in black and white), second half is mostly paintings. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Enrique Juncosa is Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Hans Ulrich Obrist (Zurich, Switzerland, 1968) is a Swiss curator and art critic. In 1993, he founded the Museum Robert Walser and was curator for contemporary art at the MusA(c)e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He presently serves as the Co-Director, Exhibitions and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London.

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