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TIM PLAMPER

Born in 1982.
Lives and works in Berlin (Germany).

Tim Plamper is a Berlin-based visual artist born in 1982. Evolving in the field of drawing and internet culture, his artistic work deals with mental states - with the dubious reliability of one's own existence. Claiming to be influenced by the German art historian Aby Warburg, Tim Plamper uses existing images from a variety of sources, periods and aesthetics to serve an open symbolic purpose, where the very composition of the image, complex and enigmatic, exhausts no interpretation, forming what he calls a mental sediment.

Catalog of the artist's works here

 Image above : Void, 2024. Pencil on paper. 196 cm x 282 cm
 

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A naked female body.A rocky ground. Two circular gaps like abysses... In this visual enigma with a poetic, perhaps or certainly political title, Tim Plamper's entire process of drawing composition is revealed: he fragments, assembles and superimposes images taken from a daily flow of images to produce a symbolic work, where it's a question of unconsciousness, myth and sedimented time.

The proximity between this extended Venus (or perhaps Europe, as evoked by the title of the work, the Phoenician princess of Greek mythology abducted by Zeus in the guise of a bull, giving her name to the Old Continent), and the abyss, this gaping hole that splits and brushes against her, raises questions: precipice towards oblivion or symbol of (re)birth? What does this rain wash away? Today, we imagine a resilient, young Europe, aware of the challenges that lie ahead. But in 100 years' time, Europa nach dem regen will enjoy a different light, a different resonant context, a different layer of time and, therefore, different meanings. As well as being virtuoso in its classical technique (charcoal on paper), in its rendering of textures and light, Tim Plamper's work seems timeless.

 

Image above : Europa nach dem regen, 2017. Pencil on paper. 196 × 283 cm

EUROPA NACH DEM REGEN

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Born in 1982.

Lives and works in Berlin (Germay)

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES / SOLO SHOWS
2022
Security IV (Event Horizon), Spazio ORR hosted at Culterim Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2021
Exit II (The Beloved Dies) (2021), curated by Pavel Kubesa, NOD, Prague, Czechoslovakia

2019
Security, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, Italy
Exit II (Prolog), Megamelange, Cologne, Germany
Reflection is a Wall (2019), Unttld Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

2017
Zone, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2016
Atlas, Unttld Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

2015
Tim Plamper - Konformität und Verachtung, Kunstverein Eislingen, Eislingen/Fils, Germany

2013
Das Können weicht dem Fleisch, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2012
The Set, Drawing Now Paris, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2011
The Night’s Heat / Awesome Noise, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2010
Ambitions / Circumstances, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2009
Fight the Metric System, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve / Loft 19, Paris, France
Komm, ich zahl dir die Abtreibung, Baby!, John Doe Projects, Karlsruhe, Germany

2008
Gestürzte, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2007
Mein kalter Mund, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2006
Was darunter ist, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, German


EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES / GROUP SHOWS

2017
Undecided Paradigms, Contemporary drawings in Germany, Goethe-Institut Paris, France
Crosswords, Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin, Germany
Art Cologne, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Cologne, Germany
Drawing Now Paris, Galerie Suzanne tarasieve, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Les rendez-vous de la Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve #02, OPEN SPACE H37, Brussels, Belgium

2016
Lʼoeil du collectionneur - The Mairet Collection, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France
Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
Art Cologne, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Cologne, Germany
Beauty Rules, Apartment Draschan & instant edition, Vienna, Austria
Silk, Monat Off Berlin, Germany (Curators: Andreas B. Krueger)
Blanks, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
Groß, Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany (Curators : Stefan Draschan)
2959, Berlin, Germany (Curator : Damien Cadio and Thibaut de Ruyter)
True Mirror, Espace Commines, Paris, France
Rheingold, Kunstbezirk, Stuttgart, Germany (Curator: Manuela Beck)

2015
Der Raum der Worte ist nicht der Raum der Bilder, Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin, Germany
Um Fleisch auf die Nerven zu bekommen!, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Germany (Curator: Hansa Wisskirchen)
KIK four, Kino International, Berlin, Germany (Curator : Amir Fattal)
Private Public Partnership, Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Art Cologne, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Cologne, Germany

2014
Bento Box  - Collagierte Gegenwart, Galerie Anja Rumig, Stuttgart, Germany
Kentucky Karaoke, DMNDKT, Berlin, Germany
Squatting, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
def, DMNDKT, Berlin, Germany
Blue Monday, Senatsreservenspeicher, Berlin, Germany (Curator: Kanta Kimura)

2013
3 days in Paris, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
Take a walk on the wild side, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Der Nebel und das Glas, curated by Johannes Weiß, Infernoesque, Berlin, Germany
WWIIRR, Gloria, Berlin, Germany
SSIIEE (one two three), Berlin, Germany (Curators : Betty Böhm, Selket Chlupka, Philip Loersch and Tim Plamper
Berlin. Status 2, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Art Cologne, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Cologne, Germany
Hauptstraße  - David Bowie, (The Berlin Years 1976 – 1978), Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2012
Art Colone, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve Paris, Cologne, Germany
There is no end - A Tribute to Jackson Pollock, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Zeichnen ohne Grenzen, 5. Biennale der Zeichnung, Kunstverein, Eislingen, Germany
Saeuseln tilgt Lust, curated by Tim Plamper, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
CTM.12 – SPECTRAL - Das Geschehen, a project by Nik Nowak and Moritz Stumm, Berghain, Berlin, Germany

2011
Art Brussels, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Brussels, Belgium
Strich um Strich - Zeitgenössische Zeichner im Dialog mit der Sammlung, Städtische Galerie, Böblingen

Sixpack, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Thibaut de Ruyter (with J. Queiroz, G.Salaün, W. Vostell), Babette, Berlin, Germany

2010
Niemand - Das Archiv, Kunsthalle, Göppingen, Germany
Jens Braun / Tim Plamper – Das verworfene Firmament, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
STATE: Cohort Now, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany
4 play (with Betty Böhm, Sabeth Drumheller, Menja Stevenson), Infernoesque, Berlin, Germany

2009
Portfolio, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Salon Du Dessin Contemporain, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
BOB – A Tribute to Bob Dylan, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
BEST OF, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2008
Salon Du Dessin Contemporain, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
Eigenrauschen, Galerie pro arte, Freiburg, Germany
STATE, Shoreditch Townhall, London, UK

2007
Augenweite, Kunstverein Das Damianstor, Bruchsal, Germany
Und ewig lockt die Malerei III, Galerie Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Germany
Free Hand 2, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2006
Free Hand, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Augenweite, Städtische Galerie Donzdorf, Germany

2004
Lange Nacht der Museen, Stuttgart Raum12, Berlin, Germany
Muse heute ?, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor und Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany


BIBLIOGRAPHIE / BIBLIOGRAPHY (sélection)

2017
Tim Plamper – Zone, published by Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris

2014
Das Können weicht dem Fleisch, published by Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin

2013
Berlin Status (2), published by Sven Drühl and Christoph Tannert, DruckVerlag Kettler

2012
Zeichnen ohne Grenzen - 5. Biennale der Zeichnung, published by Kunstverein Eislingen

2010
Niemand  - Das Archivb, published by Kunsthalle Göppingen, Verlag Kunsthalle Göppingen

2009
Fight the Metric System, published by Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris

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