1956 · Germany
German artist Peter Zimmermann finds his inspiration upon the surface of his compositions, upon which he pours epoxy to investigate its meanderings and monumentality.
Epoxy is not the end of his creative process; rather, it is only part of his larger approach. Blending together various found materials alongside airbrushed accents, Zimmermann creates an evocative series of works that manipulate sensations and subvert expectations. Giving the viewers of his work hints of a relatable reality, Zimmermann quickly pulls those hints into a complex web of remixed associations that enliven his work.
Born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1956, Zimmermann graduated from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart in 1984. Since then, Zimmermann has developed a following for his art the world over and has also enjoyed extensive exhibition opportunities. Recent showcases include those at the Galerie Michael Janssen in Germany and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris. His work has also made it into the collections of some of the world’s finest collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris.