The work of Thomas Scheibitz (born 1968 in Radeberg) oscillates between the poles of painting and sculpture. The artist has attracted much attention since his first major international exhibition in the German Pavilion at the 2005 Venice Biennale and has gained in stature ever since.
The relationship between figuration and abstraction is frequently at the centre of the artist’s production. Painting and sculpture enter into a continual interaction. The forms become independent, veer away from the models, attain a life of their own and become sculptural before turning pictorial again. It represents a dynamic form of abstraction that artistically questions, dissects and reassembles the present.
“A painting or a sculpture is a master plan/cinema”. Thomas Scheibitz has devised an elaborate book based on this statement.
It presents, for the first time, works from 1995 to the present, but rather than illustrating them chronologically, they are laid out to make the dissolution of “figuration” and “abstraction”, an ongoing theme in Scheibitz’s work, visible. A visual language of the seen, understandable and incomprehensible world is created.