- Film, Music and Novel
Thomas Scheibitz — Film, Music and Novel
280 x 215 mm (11 x 8 inches)
135 colour illustrations
Published by Other Criteria
ISBN 978-1-904212-11-9 (UK)
ISBN 978-1-904212-12-6 (D)
Film, Music and Novel is an “ideal” solo exhibition presented in book form: a core collection of art works by German artist Thomas Scheibitz, which he has selected and sequenced himself.
As the title anticipates, the book is divided into three sections. In the Film section Scheibitz exhibits oil paintings including the six pieces he 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 opens with a unique essay-collage, mixing together a variety of sources such as articles, polaroids, sketches and personal notes, through which Scheibitz provides a deeper understanding of his oeuvre.
Always taking familiar images from contemporary culture as his starting point, 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.
Designed by Jason Beard, Film, Music and Novel presents a unique and thorough overview of the artist’s work to date, as retold by him. The book is available in English and German, each with a variable cover.
Signed version available here
Thomas Scheibitz was born in 1968 in Radeberg, Germany, and studied alongside Frank Nitsche and Eberhard Havekost at Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) in Dresden. Developing his skills within ...
Thomas Scheibitz was born in 1968 in Radeberg, Germany, and studied alongside Frank Nitsche and Eberhard Havekost at Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) in Dresden. Developing his skills within the influential Dresden painting tradition, he uses symbols of contemporary culture to create canvases that exist between abstraction and figuration.
In 2005, the artist collaborated with Tino Seghal to create the German pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. Recent group shows include Construction New Berlin, Phoenix Art Museum, USA, 2006; Radar: Selections from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, USA, 2006; The Artist's Dining Room Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2007; Less is more - more could be Less, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2007 and Zuordnungsprobleme, Johann König, Berlin, 2008. Scheibitz has also shown widely with solo exhibitions: Brot & Spiele, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery New York, USA, 2004; Casa Amalia Index, Gallerie Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Germany, 2006; Low Sweetie # Omega Haus, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany, 2006 and about 90 elements/ TOD IM DSCHUNGEL, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK and Musée d' Art Moderne Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2008.
The artist lives and works in Berlin.
June 17, 2013
ONE-Time Pad at Baltic
26 July 2013 – 3 November 2013
In 2013 BALTIC will present an exhibition of recent work by Thomas Scheibitz, one of the leading German artists of his generation. Investigating the boundary between figuration and abstraction, Scheibitz draws upon motifs and themes from the everyday and popular culture in the form of film, literature, music and advertising as well as architecture. He also takes inspiration from art historical imagery such as Renaissance paintings or medieval engravings which he places in new perceptual contexts. This large-scale presentation will retrace the conceptual and painterly development of Scheibitz’s career with a particular focus on the human figure, and the determination of form between figuration and abstraction. The exhibition will comprise over two hundred works across BALTIC’s Level 3 and Level 4 galleries, including painting, sculpture, drawing and works on paper.
November 5, 2012
One-Time Pad in Frankfurt
September 29, 2012 – January 13, 2013
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
February 3, 2012
A Panoramic VIEW of Basic Events
Until 18th February 2012
Thomas Scheibitz & Mat Collishaw at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
For his seventh solo show with the gallery, Thomas Scheibitz continues to draw from classical painting and architecture, the contemporary urban landscape, and the influence of popular culture. Filtering these sources through his own lens, he creates evocative and powerful pieces that blur the line between abstraction and figuration.
February 2, 2011
Thomas Scheibitz at Collezione Maramotti
A new exhibition by Thomas Scheibitz will open this Sunday at the Maramotti Collection in Italy’s Reggio Emilia. The exhibition, titled Il Fiume E Le Sue Fonti (The River and its Source) will feature three large paintings and a sculpture by one of Germany’s most well-known contemporary artists.
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February 15, 2010
Curious? Private Collectors' Exhibition
Curious? Art in the 21st Century from Private Collections, 29 January–2 May 2010
For the first time since its inauguration in 1992, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany is honouring the commitment of private collectors with a major exhibition presenting a selection of 145 works by 57 artists from 15 private collections in Germany, France and Switzerland. Thomas Scheibitz features in this large group show held in Bonn.
January 9, 2010
100.Exhibition - Group show
Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
05/1/2010 - 16/2/2010