Thomas Scheibitz

German, b. 1968

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Thomas Scheibitz

German, b. 1968

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Thomas Scheibitz infuses traditional genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture with abstraction, painting with inventive color, shallow depth, and playful perspective. Scheibitz culls images from an array of sources, from Renaissance paintings to contemporary cartoons, mass media, and graphic design. With a digital camera and a small sketchbook, Scheibitz transforms the images into a system of dynamic geometry and symbols, which he converts into the basis for paintings and sculptures. Stilleben 28 (2009/11) is an example of Scheibitz’s playful ambiguity: the viewer is uncertain whether the central figure is an abstract shape or a mimetic painting of an abstract sculpture.

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Museum fur Moderne Kunst (MMK)
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Tate, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Thomas Scheibitz infuses traditional genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture with abstraction, painting with inventive color, shallow depth, and playful perspective. Scheibitz culls images from an array of sources, from Renaissance paintings to contemporary cartoons, mass media, and graphic design. With a digital camera and a small sketchbook, Scheibitz transforms the images into a system of dynamic geometry and symbols, which he converts into the basis for paintings and sculptures. Stilleben 28 (2009/11) is an example of Scheibitz’s playful ambiguity: the viewer is uncertain whether the central figure is an abstract shape or a mimetic painting of an abstract sculpture.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museum fur Moderne Kunst (MMK)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
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