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Thomas Schütte

www.thomas-schuette.de

Thomas Schütte makes evocative, often disturbing alterations to familiar forms of expression like memorial portraiture and figurative sculpture. His work explores the human condition, offering a critical perspective on social, cultural, and political issues and visually eloquent commentary on memory, loss, and the difficulty of memorializing the past.

Thomas Schütte (b.1954, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf. He received among others the Golden Lion, 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 and the Arnold-Bode-Prize, documenta, Kassel in 1990.  He is part of the 5th edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017. Upcoming exhibitions include a retrospective at MoMA, New York. His work has been the subject of extensive solo exhibitions internationally, including Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Serpentine Gallery, London; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and DIA Center for the Arts, New York. He has participated in Glasstress, Venezia; bb4 - 4th berlin biennial for contemporary art; 51st Venice Biennale; documenta X, Kassel; documenta IX, Kassel; and documenta VIII, Kassel, as well as group exhibitions at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Museum der Moderne Salzburg; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; LACMA, Los Angeles; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MCA, Chicago; and Centre Pompidou, Paris, among many others.

 

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Großer Doppelkopf Nr. 6 , 2015 
Glazed ceramic, steel, 208 x 120 x 80 cm 

  

Großer Doppelkopf Nr. 6, 2015
Glazed ceramic, steel, 208 x 120 x 80 cm

 

Großer Doppelkopf Nr. 4, 2015 
Glazed ceramic, steel 
205 x 120 x 80 cm

Großer Doppelkopf Nr. 4, 2015
Glazed ceramic, steel
205 x 120 x 80 cm

Gartenzwerge,  2015/16, glazed ceramic, dimenions variable 
Exhibition view at Skulpturenhalle, 2017 © Photo: Luise Heuter  / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

Gartenzwerge, 2015/16, glazed ceramic, dimenions variable
Exhibition view at Skulpturenhalle, 2017 © Photo: Luise Heuter  / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

Fratelli, 2012, Bronze, various dimensions

Fratelli, 2012, Bronze, various dimensions

General, 2011 
Aluminum, fabric, steel, glass 
204 x 40 x 40 cm

General, 2011
Aluminum, fabric, steel, glass
204 x 40 x 40 cm

Gartenzwerge (Glas) 2, 2017 
Glass, 7 pieces, various dimensions

Gartenzwerge (Glas) 2, 2017
Glass, 7 pieces, various dimensions

Gartenzwerge (Glas) 3, 2017 
Glass, 7 pieces, variable dimensions

Gartenzwerge (Glas) 3, 2017
Glass, 7 pieces, variable dimensions

Modell Sarg (Arbeitstitel), 2017 
Steel, plexi glass, wood 
240 x 130 x 230 cm

Modell Sarg (Arbeitstitel), 2017
Steel, plexi glass, wood
240 x 130 x 230 cm

Woodcut (Brick Wall), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Brick Wall), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Table), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Table), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Chimney), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Chimney), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Door), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Door), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Double Window), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Double Window), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Entrance), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Entrance), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Flag), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Flag), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Stairs), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Stairs), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Window), part of  Woodcuts , 2011 
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each) 
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Woodcut (Window), part of Woodcuts, 2011
9 parts, 253 x 162 cm (each)
​edition of 12 + 3 AP

Gartenzwerge , 2016 
ceramic, glazed, 119,5 x 53,3 cm, 133 x 60,5 cm, 97,5 x 53 cm

Gartenzwerge, 2016
ceramic, glazed, 119,5 x 53,3 cm, 133 x 60,5 cm, 97,5 x 53 cm

Großer Geist No.5 , 247 x 183 x 125 cm |  Großer Geist No.8 , 260 x 112 x 62 cm 
 Großer Geist No.10 , 289 x 115 x 91 cm |  Großer Geist No.11 , 253 x 96 x 120 cm, 2003 
Bronze, patiniert, exhibition view at Villa Schöningen

Großer Geist No.5, 247 x 183 x 125 cm | Großer Geist No.8, 260 x 112 x 62 cm
Großer Geist No.10, 289 x 115 x 91 cm | Großer Geist No.11, 253 x 96 x 120 cm, 2003
Bronze, patiniert, exhibition view at Villa Schöningen

Großer Geist No.5 , 247 x 183 x 125 cm |  Großer Geist No.8 , 260 x 112 x 62 cm 
 Großer Geist No.10 , 289 x 115 x 91 cm |  Großer Geist No.11 , 253 x 96 x 120 cm, 2003 
Bronze, patiniert, exhibition view at Villa Schöningen

Großer Geist No.5, 247 x 183 x 125 cm | Großer Geist No.8, 260 x 112 x 62 cm
Großer Geist No.10, 289 x 115 x 91 cm | Großer Geist No.11, 253 x 96 x 120 cm, 2003
Bronze, patiniert, exhibition view at Villa Schöningen

Quengelware II , 2003, etching, 107 x 76 cm

Quengelware II, 2003, etching, 107 x 76 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm

12 portraits, 2009, drypoint, half-tone and carborundum printed on coloured ground, 90 x 70 cm