Thomas Scheibitz, ‘Allegorische Figur’, 2016, Sprüth Magers

About Thomas Scheibitz

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.

German, b. 1968, Radeberg, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Sprüth Magers at Art Basel 2017
2017
Other Criteria at LA Art Show 2017
2016
Other Criteria at Texas Contemporary 2016
2016
Other Criteria at Art Southampton 2016
2016
Other Criteria at Art on Paper New York 2016
2015
Other Criteria at Expo Chicago 2015
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