Thomas Zipp

Germany / °1966 / wikipedia
"Thomas Zipp (born 1966, Heppenheim, Germany) is an artist based in Berlin.


With a palette that favors burnt umber, gray and army green, his dark thinly painted canvases and sculptures often come in a careworn palette of ash white, granite grey and lots of black.[1] The paintings' stretchers sometimes extend into legs that might allow them to be carried like banners; some are paired with separately framed photo-based images of bearded 19th-century father figures or skeletons that seem to comment on the paintings.[2] In his 2008 show "White Dada" at London's Alison Jacques Gallery, Dada-style montages and defaced pictures included a textbook description of electroconvulsive therapy and images of drugs of the medical, non-recreational kind.[3]

In music, Zipp teamed up with Felix Weber to produce "Freie Musik" in 2002, first called Nazihipiwelt. They formed a trio called ZLW-Trio with electronic artist Sepp Löbert. Next Zipp and Weber founded the band DA ("Dickarsch", meaning fatass in English) in 2006. The band featured Stefan Branca on guitar, as well as Phillip Zaiser and Kai Erdmann. DA released the LP Nach Hause in 2007. The opening nights of Zipp's exhibitions often feature musical performances by the artist and his band.[4]

Since 2008, Zipp has been a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Zipp's work has been shown work in many exhibitions including “Artforum Berlin” [2], at Thread Waxing Space in New York and at Stadtische Galerie Wolfsburg [3]. Zipp has also shown at galleries and museums such as Tate Modern[4], London, Transmission Gallery[5], Glasgow and OTTO, Copenhagen.

He is represented by Galerie Guido."
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