Thomas Schütte

Thomas Schütte (born 1954 in Oldenburg, Germany) studied from 1973 to 1981 at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf, where he lives and works today. Düsseldorf, Cologne and the Rhineland constituted the most vibrant region in Europe for art and artists during that decade. A focal point of the action was the Düsseldorf-based Konrad Fischer Galerie, which was frequented by such figures as Bruce Nauman. The gallery dedicated a solo exhibition to the young Schütte back in 1981, when the artist was still largely unknown. He achieved prominence in the early 1980s with his architectural models and objects, the first of which were shown at the ‘Westkunst’ exhibition in 1980. Parallel to the creation of such conceptual objects, Schütte had begun to develop a figurative sculptural oeuvre, which met with wide acclaim starting in the 1990s. Since that time, Thomas Schütte has successfully continued his creative activity in both areas. He has received numerous awards including the Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Art Biennale. In recent years, his work has been the subject of major museum exhibitions.

Project for Vitra:
2018 Blockhaus auf dem Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein

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