Film, Music and Novel is an 'ideal' solo exhibition presented in book form: a core collection of art works by German artist Thomas Scheibitz, self selected and sequenced. As the title anticipates, the book is divided into three sections. In the 'Film' section Scheibitz exhibits oil paintings including the six pieces he recently created for the 2005 Venice Biennale; 'Music' showcases his drawings, sculptures and work-in-progress models; the final 'Novel' section brings together the artist's most significant works on paper. The book commences with a unique essay-collage mixing together a variety of sources such as articles, polaroids, sketches and personal notes, through which Scheibitz gives clues that, while also further expanding it, provide a deeper understanding of his oeuvre. Designed by Jason Beard, Film, Music and Novel presents a unique and thorough overview of the artists work to date as retold by him. Always taking as his starting point familiar images from contemporary culture, stylistically Thomas Scheibitz works in the abstract tradition, using vibrant colours, geometric forms, fragmented type and deconstructed shapes. Fascinated by constructions and compositions, and the various ways people experience them, Scheibitz is on a constant quest to define the limitations and legitimacy of the very medium he is working with, be it painting, sculpture or drawing.
Published by Richter Verlag. Text by Enrique Juncosa, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Rachael Thomas, Jenni Lomax, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Reviewing a 2006 exhibition of the Berlin-based artist Thomas Scheibitz's work in The New York Times, Roberta Smith wrote, "Stylish and cool, the work... continues to violate the borders between abstraction and representation, painting and sculpture, art and other visual culture. His sculptures resemble architectural models or fragments of logos; his paintings are vaguely figurative. Both seem derived from some outside source, and display a flexible faith in form's infinite allusiveness and consequent ability to inspire free-form reverie." This volume presents Scheibitz's pictorial archive, compiled from a vast range of pictures found in newspapers, magazines, films and cartoons, as well as our collective memory. In making this material available, Scheibitz gives readers a tool to draw many conclusions about his artistic methods in painting and sculpture.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Anna-Catharina Gebbers. Essays by Katya Garcia-Anton and Douglas Fogle.
Known for his colorful paintings that transmute source imagery into geometric near-abstractions, Thomas Scheibitz, one of the hottest young German artists working in Berlin, here presents painted sculptures that explore a dynamic range of form, texture and colors. Jutting from the walls, hanging from the ceiling, or sitting on the floor, the works distill figural forms to an angular essence.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 159 pgs / 60 color / 40 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2005 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 171
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758077SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
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Published by Richter Verlag. Essays by Dieter Schwarz, Hans-Werner Schmidt.
Equally inspired by photographs, magazines, ads, comics and his own personal studies and drawings, Thomas Scheibitz's colorful paintings of landscapes, buildings and shop windows feature few, if any, people. Part of a group of young German artists who are coming to grips with objective representation, Scheibitz's own personal language is presented here in 20 new paintings, three sculptures and multiple works on paper.