Peter Zimmermann

German artist, Peter Zimmermann’s work is extremely diverse. At the end of the 1980s he created his “Book Cover Paintings,” in which the covers and titles of atlases, art books, travel guides and dictionaries were represented on canvas using epoxy. The colorful motives in his epoxy resin images arise from digital templates, such as photos, […]


German artist, Peter Zimmermann’s work is extremely diverse. At the end of the 1980s he created his “Book Cover Paintings,” in which the covers and titles of atlases, art books, travel guides and dictionaries were represented on canvas using epoxy. The colorful motives in his epoxy resin images arise from digital templates, such as photos, film stills or diagrams, which he distorts by means of graphical algorithms and transfers onto the canvas in numerous transparent layers of epoxy resin. Since 2014 he has increasingly realized this conceptual approach through the medium of oil painting. Questions concerning the relationship between the original and its depiction with the concept of the surface lying at the center of his creative output.

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