Thomas Scheibitz

Born in Radeberg in 1968, Thomas Scheibitz currently lives and works in Berlin. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and America. In 2004 he participated in the Bienal de Săo Paulo and also represented Germany in the 2005 Venice Biennale.Recent solo exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London, 2008; Musée d’ Art Moderne Luxembourg, 2008; Galerie Sprüth Magers, Berlin, 2008 and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2009. Scheibitz’s paintings have a distinctly post-Cubist orientation - his puzzle-like forms are carefully composed in tightly connected compositions locked into shallow spaces. These forms suggest fragmentary landscapes and architectural elements, at once recognisable and abstract. Broken and fragmented, these images are deconstructed to mere formalist devices - geometric shapes, organic masses and flat colourful components from which he creates highly-distorted spatial illusions. Scheibitz creates maquettes for sculptures, which are then fabricated in a similar way to his paintings.

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