Thomas Zipp


The work of Thomas Zipp explores a wide range of cultural references that suggest playful inventions and contemporary experimentation. The artist’s aesthetic underscores the potential for maliciousness within new technology while employing a playful humor that aids to offset the weight of his images. Often stemming from the subconscious landscape of the artist’s dreams, the images and ideas of Zipp reinforce the illogical pursuit of technological advancement and the idea of a utopian society. Using wit and dark metaphors, the artist creates a labyrinth of images that the viewer must navigate and uncover to reveal new meaning. Zipp was born in Heppenheim, Germany, and currently lives and works in Berlin. The artist exhibited “Nuevo Tychonico” with the Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt (2005) and has also exhibited with Alison Jacques Gallery and Baronian Francey Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. The artist studied at the Freien Kunst Stadelschule in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Slade School in London and is currently represented by Galerie Guido W. Baudach in Berlin and the Patrick Painter Gallery in California.