Thomas Scheibitz - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Sunday, June 29, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Miami

  • Literature

    Thomas Scheibitz: Bannister Diamond, Fuchs, Rudi and Bertheux, Maarten; Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2001

  • Catalogue Essay

    Emerging from a new class of German painters, Thomas Scheibitz explores the condensation of space through painting. His works are normally post-cubist inspired which include elements of architecture, fragmentary landscapes, and abstract splashes of colour at once recognizable yet not clear to perception. A high volume of explosive, seductive and bright colours seem to lend note to the fact that his art has been considered a mixture between Japanese manga cartoons and formal expressionism. Containing a kind of pop element and charge to his oeuvre, Scheibitz works from an extensive image bank of collected sources. "Broken down into utilitarian components of colour and shape, Thomas Scheibitz strips his subjects of all extraneous detail and reconstitutes them as pure information. Banal subjects such as houses, plants and mountains are made to seem uncanny and emotionally isolating. They are not representations but ideals: prototypical, pristine and cognitively interconnected." (Saatchi Gallery, A.M. Gingeras, B.Schwabsky, The Triumph of Painting, London, 2005)


Still Life

Oil, acrylic and felt tip pen on canvas.
261 x 151 cm. (102 3/4 x 59 1/2 in).
Signed and dated 'Scheibitz 01' on the reverse.

£60,000 - 80,000 ‡♠

Sold for £73,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2008, 10am & 2pm