02. Artists

Thomas Eggerer

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b. 1963 in Munich (Germany); lives and works in New York (USA)

In his paintings, drawings and collages Thomas Eggerer uses groups of individuals lost in architecturally ambiguous settings to explore the interaction between form, colour and gesture. The deliberate imprecision of their shapes and faces makes his characters archetypal, like the geometrical motifs and abstract topicality of the world around them.

Eggerer has recently exhibited at the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst (Basel), White Columns (New York) and Castello di Rivoli (Turin).

With the support of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (Ifa), Stuttgart;Petzel Gallery, New York; Galerie Buchholz, Köln/Berlin

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Works


La vie moderne

4 works by Thomas Eggerer,

The figures that populate Thomas Eggerer’s paintings are busy, yet they labor at tasks that remain rather mysterious. They are neither joyous nor tragic in effect, but are absorbed in their actions – as performative agents in landscapes with no clear-cut horizon lines, an ambivalent opacity allows questions to emerge about the indistinct border between both leisure and labor, and subject and object. Eggerer seeks to avoid being locked into a singular painterly attitude: Large drawn figures are embedded in expansive fields of luminous colour (“The Recycler”, “Triple Constellation”) whereas “Waterworld” is painted with equally detailed attention to both figure and ground.

Carousel, 2013
Acrylic on canvas, 215,9 x 215,9 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Petzel, New York

Triple Constellation, 2013
Acrylic on canvas, 218,4 x 218,4 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Petzel, New York

Waterworld, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Oil on canvas, 406 x 295 cm
Courtesy Galerie Bucholz Berlin/Cologne

Recycler, 2013
Acrylic and pastel on canvas, 271,8 x 228,6 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Petzel, New York

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

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Thomas Eggerer 4 photos
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Thomas Eggerer
4 works by Thomas Eggerer -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Thomas Eggerer
Triple Constellation - 2013
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Thomas Eggerer
Waterworld - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Thomas Eggerer
Recycler - 2013
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)