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Thomas Zipp

German, b. 1966

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Thomas Zipp

German, b. 1966

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In large-scale sculptural installations and paintings, Thomas Zipp explores humanity’s dark side. Referencing art history, scientific discovery, politics, popular culture, literature, and philosophy, Zipp creates an ominous vision of the future. In 2008, Zipp’s installation of decommissioned Patriot Missile warheads explored sexual symbolism and power, while a series of large-scale paintings made in 2006, including A.B. Oaktree, depict imaginary plants in a forbidding post-apocalyptic landscape. Like the bizarre German fairy tales Zipp read as a child, his work reveals our appetite for destruction.

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Tate Modern, and 1 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
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Manifesta, and 1 more
Biography

In large-scale sculptural installations and paintings, Thomas Zipp explores humanity’s dark side. Referencing art history, scientific discovery, politics, popular culture, literature, and philosophy, Zipp creates an ominous vision of the future. In 2008, Zipp’s installation of decommissioned Patriot Missile warheads explored sexual symbolism and power, while a series of large-scale paintings made in 2006, including A.B. Oaktree, depict imaginary plants in a forbidding post-apocalyptic landscape. Like the bizarre German fairy tales Zipp read as a child, his work reveals our appetite for destruction.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Thomas Zipp
Articles Featuring Thomas Zipp
Thomas Zipp as Both Doctor and Patient in his Imagined Sanitarium
May 29th, 2013
Thomas Zipp as Both Doctor and Patient in his Imagined Sanitarium
My Frieze Week New York Highlights
May 8th, 2013
My Frieze Week New York Highlights
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