Biography of Thomas Scheibitz
Thomas Scheibitz (born 1968 in Radeberg, DE) is a German artist, specializing in sculpture, painting, and works on paper. The influence of Joseph Albers and the Bauhaus approach to design are both apparent in his works. The artist creates abstract, angular works, drawing on the lines and forms of architectural design. He is known to take inspiration from a variety of spheres, mixing elements of mass media, including motifs from film, literature, music, and advertising, whilst also drawing upon the art historical canon.
He is celebrated for his exploration and overhaul of traditional landscape painting. Scheibitz has become an internationally renowned figure, having represented Germany at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and having been featured in various solo and group exhibitions around the world. These included solo shows in Germany, Austria, and the UK and group exhibitions at the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to name a few. Scheibitz currently lives and works in Berlin.