Tobias Rehberger

Biography of Tobias Rehberger

Tobias Rehberger (born 1966 in Esslingen, DE) is a German artist, living and working in Frankfurt and Berlin. He works across a variety of industries and mediums creating a diverse and extensive body of work. Simultaneously a sculptor, painter, designer, filmmaker, and architect, Rehberger specializes in creating environments, furniture, sculpture, and ceiling installations such as the interior redesign of the cafe in the former Italian pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale and the replica Bar Oppenheimer in New York.


The defining characteristic of Tobias Rehberger's artwork is the appropriation of everyday objects and situations and the use of bold, geometric patterns. Rehberger likes to play with his viewers' sense of perception, most notably through his allusions to dazzle camouflage painting originally used in the First World War by British naval ships. He is not opposed to external interaction with his art, and frequently encourages either friends or onlookers to contribute to his exhibits in some form. The artist has a global presence, having been exhibited in London, Liverpool, Paris, Minneapolis, New York and Venice as well as at the Manifesta Biennale. 

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