Thomas Schutte

Thomas Schutte

by James Lingwood
     
 
German artist Thomas Schutte makes sculpture which varies from giant, candy-coloured cherries to miniaturized castles. He manipulates size and materials like a master juggler, inventing familiar yet uncanny scenarios. Like Gulliver we wander through his bizarre worlds of shifting scale, a universe replete with food and shelter vet full of false promise: a museum that

Overview

German artist Thomas Schutte makes sculpture which varies from giant, candy-coloured cherries to miniaturized castles. He manipulates size and materials like a master juggler, inventing familiar yet uncanny scenarios. Like Gulliver we wander through his bizarre worlds of shifting scale, a universe replete with food and shelter vet full of false promise: a museum that incinerates art; bronze potatoes; or his very own 'audience', made up of metal-clad robots assembled before his work. Schutte has also constructed a series of architectural models of institutions and monuments; their eclectic array of building typologies suggests de Chirico-like metaphysical spaces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714837147
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
Contemporary Artists Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.87(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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