Thomas Eggerer
German, born 1963
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Petzel Gallery at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015,
Petzel Gallery
Petzel Gallery at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014,
Petzel Gallery
John Berggruen Gallery at Expo Chicago,
Berggruen Gallery

Thomas Eggerer, a former member of the New York-based collective Group Material, explores the interaction of forms, colors, and gestures in paintings, drawings, and collages that depict groups of people in ambiguous architectural settings. His figures, with undefined faces and broadly applied forms, are more archetypal than individual, as are the often artificially hued, geometric grounds they inhabit, which reference Color Field painting. Eggerer has also cited Philip Guston—who used pink because it was the "wrong" color—as an influence on his color palette.