EX, Thomas Scheibitz
Thomas Scheibitz
EX
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Dimensions
140.0 x 110.0 cm
Inventory Number
2498
Acquisition
Acquired in 2018 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The paintings of Thomas Scheibitz initially raise questions rather than giving answers. An oval whose lower section has been cut off is situated in an only partially defined room which could equally well be no room at all: perhaps an oversized egg, a face, an upside-down vase? Nor does the title EX help in decoding this work oscillating between figuration and abstraction. Scheibitz’ paintings are preceded by drawings of real objects which, upon being transferred into painting, are rendered so abstractly and elaborately that a direct legibility becomes almost impossible. The focus is on form and materiality. What ultimately remains is merely an intimation of something real whose actual status the viewer must evaluate.

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Basic Information

Title
EX (Original Title)
Title Translation
EX
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Thomas Scheibitz
Acquisition
Acquired in 2018 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Source
  • James Whale: The Invisible Man, Film, 1933, USA

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 31A221 head (human)
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints
Secondary

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Last update

15.02.2021