“nie reime, da kann akademie rein”, “Dogma I am God”: the palindromes of André Thomkins (1930–1985) are imbued with a principle of inversion which also guides a significant portion of his visual work.
Referencing the ideas of Surrealism, the Swiss painter, illustrator and poet created works which deal playfully with a representational connection between a “here” and a “there”. With wit and a refined passion for technical experimentation, André Thomkins subverts reality and is at the same time its keenest interpreter.
Based on the title of one of André Thomkins’s key works, Kopfarbeit – Handarbeit, Tag und Nacht references the tension between intellectual and manual labour. With some 170 drawings and watercolours, paintings and objects, this is the first major survey exhibition on this artist in over 30 years in Berlin.
A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.
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