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Thomas Scheibitz, Ex Block, 2012, 51 1/2 x 33 1/2 x 39".

Frankfurt

“Thomas Scheibitz: One-Time Pad”

MUSEUMᴹᴹᴷ FÜR MODERNE KUNST
Domstraße 10
September 29 - January 13

Curated by Susanne Gaensheimer and Eva Huttenlauch

Since the mid-1990s, Thomas Scheibitz has been developing a distinctive visual language characterized by bright, uninflected planes of color, rigid geometric forms, and shallow pictorial space. While this aesthetic relates to nonobjective art, the imagery of Scheibitz’s paintings and sculptures ultimately remains tied to referents in the world—abstracted by the artist through a series of formal estrangements. By exclusively featuring pieces derived from the human form, this major presentation of the artist’s work not only highlights the latent, representational aspects of his particular visual idiom but also foregrounds his processes of transmutation. Bringing together 120 drawings and a selection of source material alongside fifty recent paintings and thirty sculptures, the exhibition fills the entirety of MMK’s top floor, spilling over into the museum’s ground-level central hall. An artist-designed catalogue, including texts by Isabelle Graw, Mark von Schlegell, and Beate Söntgen, will further focus the show’s anthropomorphic lens.