Thomas Scheibitz
German, born 1968
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren,
Latvian National Museum of Art
Wo ist hier? #2: Raum und Gegenwart,
Kunstverein Reutlingen
Thomas Scheibitz | The River and its Source,
Collezione Maramotti

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.