Thomas Schütte, ‘Cake is Cut’, 1989, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art

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About Thomas Schütte

Since the late 1970s—when he studied with renowned German artist Gerhard Richter—Thomas Schütte has been subverting traditional art historical genres through his eclectic output of sculptures, prints, installations, drawings, watercolors, and photographs. Schütte makes familiar forms of expression, like memorial portraiture and figurative sculpture, strange through evocative, often disturbing alterations, such as in his treatment of the female nude in his “Bronzefrauen” series (Bronze Women, 1999-ongoing) where figurative shapes morph into abstract or mutant forms, or his “Alte Freunde” series, in which the subjects’ despondent expressions highlight the vulnerability of the individual against the cruelty and complexity of the vast world. Through his work he explores the human condition, offering a critical perspective on social, cultural, and political issues and visually eloquent commentary on memory, loss, and the difficulty of memorializing the past.

German, b. 1954, Oldenburg, Germany, based in Düsseldorf, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Thomas Schütte, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
2016
Thomas Schütte: United Enemies, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2015
Thomas Schütte: Crystal, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
2014
Thomas Schütte, Cahiers d'Art, Paris
2013
United Enemies, Public Art Fund, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Thomas Schütte, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
2016
Thomas Schütte: United Enemies, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2015
Thomas Schütte: Crystal, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
2014
Thomas Schütte, Cahiers d'Art, Paris
2013
United Enemies, Public Art Fund, New York
2012
Thomas Schütte, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Contemporary Magic, The Untitled Space, New York
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2014
Installment 1: Inaugural Exhibition, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2013
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
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