1966 · Germany
Thomas Zip is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Anna Vogel, Benjamin Bronni, Katrina Daschner, Markus Vater, and Harald Stoffers. Thomas Zip was born in 1966.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Thomas Zip is represented by kaufmann repetto in Milan, Italy. Thomas Zip's work has most recently been exhibited at Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen (07 June 2019 until 26 July 2019) with the exhibition SIGNAL HILL.
Further Biographical Context for Thomas Zip
Born in 1966, Thomas Zip was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.