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SELECTED WORKS BY Thomas Zipp

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Schwarze Ballons   (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

Thomas Zipp
Schwarze Ballons (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

2005

9 part installation

mixed media
Thomas Zipp’s installations appropriate the language of museum and scientific display to convey a madman-made, foreboding view of western civilisation’s achievements. Schwarze Ballons (2005), a nine-part installation, includes among its components framed drawings that look like archival documentation, and roughly painted portraits of menacing individuals with brightly lit eyes, like undead gangsters. Two large black balloon-shaped sculptures, one suspended and one resting on the floor, fill the space with a sinister air. The work as a whole feels like a futuristic memorial, the result of an unfamiliar modern witchcraft.
Schwarze Ballons (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)
Thomas Zipp
Schwarze Ballons (1. down, 2. up, 3. S.K., 4a. tumb...tumb..., 4b.ABCE, 5. little U-light, 6. L.E.M., 7. O.E., 8. Elektrizitait)

2005

Mixed media

Dimensions variable
9 part installation
Der Schlaf IV   (y-drops)

Der Schlaf IV   (y-drops)

Der Schlaf IV   (y-drops)

Der Schlaf IV   (y-drops)

Thomas Zipp
Der Schlaf IV (y-drops)

2006

Acrylic and oil on muslin/ mixed media /chandelier (3 Parts)

250 x 340cm / 32 x 27 cm / 166 x 155cm
Der Schlaf IV (y-drops) (2006) is an ominous installation in greyscale, consisting of a painting, a framed sheet with a crossed line and needle pricks, and chandeliers made out of fluorescent tubes. Sleep (the English translation of Der Schlaf) and the dark realm of the unconscious are referenced in the title and the mountain topped with sexually charged shapes painted in black. The framed sheet, with its unreadable message, points to indecipherable depths of dream logic and the impossibility of understanding even with the help of the bright lights overhead.
E-Licht

E-Licht

Thomas Zipp
E-Licht

2006

Acrylic and oil on canvas/ mixed media (3 Parts)

250 x 340cm / 160 x 200 cm / 32 x 27cm
In Zipp’s works, the free-association of the unconscious is an entry point into investigating collective guilt. E-Licht (2006), another museum-like display, juxtaposes two paintings – one of a flying zeppelin and the other a large, nervous abstraction – with a schematic drawing, like a minimalist condensation of idealist values from a previous era. A.B.:H.G.:B.16. (2005) and World Kantzler Office (2004) appropriate the codes of war-cabinet imagery to playfully question the way history is constructed.
A.B.:H.G.:B.16.

A.B.:H.G.:B.16.

Thomas Zipp
A.B.:H.G.:B.16.

2005

Acrylic and oil on canvas / Mixed Media

(2 parts)
Asked about his practice, Zipp responds with a brief history of lysergic acid diethylamine, aka LSD, and its early transition from medical hope to potential CIA tool for mind-control and chemical warfare. Each of Zipp’s charismatic works aims to shed light on the quasi-fictional truths of post-Enlightenment so-called progress, conveying a sense of the real darkness lurking behind irrational, violent acts that are historically constructed as victories.
World Kantzler Office - detail

World Kantzler Office - detail

Thomas Zipp
World Kantzler Office - detail

2004

Mixed media

300 x 400 x 250cm

Thomas Zipp's BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Zipp
Born in 1966, Heppenheim
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
The World’s Most Complete Congress Of Ritatin Treatments, Kunstraum Innsbruck

2010
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
Faces, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Germany

2009
The World’s Most Complete Congress Of Strange People, Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Francesaca Kaufmann, Milan
Sammlung Goetz, Munich

2008
White Dada, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
World Health. Mental Health, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Black Pattex 78, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid
PLANET CARAVAN? IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? a FUTURISTIC WORLD FAIR,
Museum Dhondt Daehnens, Deurle, Belgium
Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Dwarf Nose, Gallery Harris Lieberman, New York
S.S.B.S.M. (sick souls by sick minds),Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2007
PLANET CARAVAN? IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? a FUTURISTIC WORLD FAIR,
South London Gallery, London
PLANET CARAVAN? IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? a FUTURISTIC WORLD FAIR,
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Museum in der Alten Post, Muehlheim
MOOLeSDe (BIRDS), Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad
The family of ornament und verbrechen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

2006
Hier (Futuristic Mess), Galerie Rudiger Schoettle, Munich
Geist Uber Materie, Patrick Painter, Los Angeles
Uranlicht, Harris Lieberman, New York
EEEEEEE, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2005
Achtung! Vision: N.I.B., Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Achtung! Vision: Samoa, The Family of Pills & The Return of the Subreals, Oldenburger
Kunstverein, Oldenburg
Nuevo Tychonico, Galerie Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid
Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium

2004
Futurism now (Samoa), Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles
The New Breed, Galerie Michael Neff, Frankfurt

2003
Neroin, Maschenmode, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
The Nero Command, Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York

2001
Exorcise the demons of perhaps, Maschenmode, Berlin
Bis dass der Tod uns meidet (with Manfred Peckel and Philipp Zaiser), Galerie Hilger,
Wien
Atrium Vagari (mit Philipp Zaiser), Halle fĂĽr Kunst, EssenTod, Maschenmode, Berlin

2000
Nobody loves an Albatros, Montparnasse, Berlin

1999
Diciembre 1999 - 29. Enero 2000 (with Thilo Heinzmann), Galerie Heinrich
Erhardt, Madrid

1998
Seilers Schlafzimmer, Helmut Seiler, MĂĽnchen

1997
N.N. (with Thilo Heinzmann), Galerie ak, Frankfurt/M.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Malerei, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst,
Germany
Wystawa, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, Warsaw, Poland

2009
Berlin 2000, PaceWildenstein, New York

2008
That’s The Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Sympathy for the devil: art and rock and roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago, toured to Musée dʼart contemporain de Montréal
Mare Humorum 1, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo
Aquarellcore (mit Manfred Peckl, Felix Weber, Phillip Zaiser), Daniel Hug Gallery, Los
Angeles
Amerson vs. Nietzsche, China Art Objects at Cottage Home, Los Angeles
Yellow Snow, La Maison Jaune (Patricia Low Contempoary), Gstaad
Bird Berries bash, powergallery zu Gast bei Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Andersenʼs Wohnung Revisited 1996 – 1999, Andersenʼs Contemporary, Berlin
Back to Black – Schwarz in der aktuellen Malerei, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
The Hamsterwheel, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo
Works on Paper, La Maison Jaune (Patricia Low Contemporary), Gstaad
18, Centre, Berlin
Son of..., Muse des Beaux – Arts de Tourcoing, Tourcoing
Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in and uber Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe

2007
Ballet Mcanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Euro-Centric. Part I, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Sympathy for the Devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
return to forever, forever and a day buro, Berlin
Aquarellcore, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles
Perspektive07, Staditsche Galerie, Munich
Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Made in Germany, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Kunstpreis dr Bottcherstasse in Bremen 2007, Kunsthalle Bremen
Kommando Friedrich Holderlin Berlin, Galerie max Hetzler, Berlin
Final swap with Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Hotel, London

2006
Defamation of Character, PS1, New York
Rings of Saturn, Tate Modern, London
Faster! Bigger! Better!, ZKM / Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, KW Institute of
Contemporary Art and further venues along AugustraĂźe in Mitte, Berlin

2005
When Humour Becomes Painful, Migrosmuseum fur Gengenwartskunst, Zurich
Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Schwartz, Brot, Gold, Oldenburger Kunstverein
Goetz meets Falckenberg, Phoenix Kunststiftung, Hamburg
Das Neue Schwarz, Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich
Security Check. Painting afte Romanticism, Galerie Arndt and Partner, Zurich

2004
Made in Berlin, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin
Heimweh, Haunch of Venison, London
Central Station, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Guido W. Baudach, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Kommando Pfannenkuchen, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles

2003
Hands up, Baby, hands up, Oldenburger Kunstverein
actionbutton, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Painting on the roof, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
Inauguration, Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York

2002
TIERE, Elternhaus Thomas Palme, Immenstadt
FRIEDE, FREIHEIT, FREUDE, Maschenmode, Berlin
GroĂźe Kunstausstellung Sommer 2002 im Pazifik, PAZIFIK, Berlin
Schöne Aussicht, Herr Schweins, Galerie Otto Schweins, Köln

2001
The Ă–lwechsel, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Viva November, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
Bayrle, Jensen, Neumeier, Vatter, Zipp, Gesellschaft fĂĽr Junge Kunst, Baden-Baden
Musterkarte, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid
Montana Sacra (Circles 5), ZKM, Karlsruhe

2000
Deathrace 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York
Turning into a Loop, Gallery GioĘĽ Marconi, Mailand
The Bridges - Art On The Highway, Fuori Uso 2000, Landscape, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Face The Black (Sammlung Zipp), Maschenmode, Berlin

1999
OTTO hat Besuch, OTTO, Kopenhagen
JugendsĂĽnden, HHK Hamburg
PhantombĂĽro, Kunstverein Frankfurt/M.
Video Bar, Galerie Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt/M.
Schlockweltall, Andersens Wohnung, Berlin
Stuttgart 17.5.56 - Salem (Wisconsin USA), 3.3.77, Portikus, Frankfurt/M. (Kat.)
Vivienne, Kunsthalle LĂĽneburg

1997
Kunststudenten stellen aus, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (Kat.)

1995
Filmcuts, Galerie neugerriemschneider, Berlin (Kat.)
Fenster fĂĽr Elke Martin, Kunstverein Frankfurt/M.