Andreas Slominski, ‘Riding a Saddle Roof’, 2012, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Image rights: © Andreas Slominksi, Courtesy of Dépendance, Brussels, photo by Henk Schoenmakers

About Andreas Slominski

With a reputation for eccentricity, wit, and intellect, Andreas Slominski produces concept-driven works that explore daily experience and personal obsession. Slominski established his provocative reputation with a series of humorous interventions—planting a dead tree stump among the lindens of Berlin, staging an art show opening with no art except the artist himself lurking in the hedges, coaxing a giraffe to lick a stamp. His best known works are sculptural installations that transform everyday objects into curious occasions for reflection and interaction, as in his 2005 exhibition of a series of "traps" set for various creatures. For Sperm (2012), he (allegedly) splashed gallery walls and floors with the semen of men and bulls.

German, b. 1959, Meppen, Germany, based in Hamburg, Germany