Thomas Zipp
German, born 1966
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2015
Painting Show - Part Two,
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
2014
Thomas Zipp | Sources of Variability in Magnitude Estimates,
Sommer Contemporary Art
2013
Thomas Zipp: The Chips Are Down,
Harris Lieberman Gallery

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.