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About the Artist
Peter Zimmermann makes epoxy paintings that explore the visual effects of surface and material through glossy pour-like shapes of rich colors. His amorphous forms prompt endless interpretation, the depth and density of his materials creating visceral effects of shifting light and color, heightened by layered airbrushing. For source materials, Zimmermann repurposes book covers and old paintings, and uses Photoshop filters to manipulate found images from the Internet into unidentifiable abstractions. Zimmermann's work is to be found in numerous private and public collections, including Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Peter Zimmermann lives and works in Cologne, Germany
Peter Zimmermann is a German artist who explores form and space through his paintings and site-specific installations. Born in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1956, he studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart from 1978 to 1983, and has since participated in numerous exhibitions in Germany and internationally. Zimmermann’s work has been seen by Filipino audiences in several editions of Art Fair Philippines, and more recently, in a solo show in 2021. He is best known for his epoxy resin paintings, which feature glossy, multi-layered, liquid-like shapes of rich colors. Ethereal, moving, and seductive, his works alter the environment in which they are situated, evoking a heightened sense of emotional and psychological connection on the part of the viewer.
While clearly abstract, the colorful designs of his works have basis in the images from the real world, but captured through digital templates, such as photos, film stills, or diagrams, which Zimmermann manipulates and distorts through graphical algorithms until they are abstract, unrecognizable forms. He then transfers these resultant forms onto the canvas through multiple layers of epoxy resin. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The artist lives and works in Cologne, Germany.