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  • Provenance


    Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne; Private collection, Germany

  • Catalogue Essay


    Thomas Scheibitz’s hyper-futuristic abstractions appropriate the concepts of digitalization into the medium of painting. Using painting as a form of digital compression, Scheibitz constructs a universally recognizable idea of reality through the language of technological coding.Yet, painterly gestures and drips remind the viewer that the human hand is the source of creation speaking on behalf of the imagination. Rosenweg fuses organic shapes with geometric lines in a panoptic landscape that is further developed through overlapping layers and scaling.While shapes and lines compete for visual prominence, the sophistication of Scheibitz’s design renders his landscapes functional. As an imaginative vision of the locale where nature and technology meet, Rosenweg represents a synthetic concept of reality. The juxtaposition of sculptural elements, abstract structures and semirecognizable figures are culled to explore a dynamic range of form, texture, and palette.

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Rosenweg

1999
Oil on canvas.
78 3/4 x 110 1/4 in. (200 x 280 cm).

Signed, titled and dated “Scheibitz ‘99 ‘Rosenweg’” on the reverse.

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $169,000

Contemporary Art Part I

15 May 2008, 7pm
New York