The Peter Zimmermann exhibition at theColumbus Museum of Art
is just about to close on January 4, 2009. Comprised of four works, the exhibition features a monumental floor piece created for CMA that transforms an entire gallery space into an immersive painting.
Zimmermann uses digital technology to create a vibrant new form of abstraction. He selects images copied from the WorldWideWeb and other electronic sources, and then manipulates them using various computer filters. The processed images, stripped of their original identity, become the matrix for his paintings, executed with layers of plastic resin poured directly onto stretched canvas.
While recalling the work of a preceding generation of American Color Field painters, Zimmermann's abstractions retain the imprint of technological manipulation, making it a product of its time. The luminous surfaces evoke traditional stained glass windows as well as the modern glow of television and computer monitors. Part electronic automation and part artistic intuition, Zimmermann's paintings underscore the influence of technology on our 21st-century world view.
Peter Zimmermann was born in 1956 in Freiburg, Germany and studied at the Art Academy in Stuttgart before moving to Cologne where he now resides. His work has been included in numerous international exhibitions, including the Foundation Buxelles in Belgium, Kunsthalle Nürnberg in Nuremburg in Germany, the 1999 Liverpool Biennale in England, and 1993 Venice Biennial in Italy. He is represented by Galerie Michael Janssen in Cologne, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris ,and Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc. in New York.
Support for this exhibition was provided by Lead Sponsor Limited Brands and Media Sponsor Outlook Weekly.
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