Tim Plamper Artist
Tim Plamper was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany in 1982. He currently lives and works in Berlin. He studied Fine Arts at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design with Alexander Roob and then, from 2003 – 2009, at the University of East London with John Smith. Drawing represents Tim Plamper’s artistic focus and conceptual basis. On the basis of mainly representational drawings, in recent years he has come closer and closer to a more open and broad form of this art; hence drawing not only as a form of expression and depiction, but more and more comprehensively as a way to materialize feeling and thinking directly. For the artist, it is fundamental that the immanent mode of thinking about structures with the means of drawing also structurally determines the works produced alongside. In his artistic practice, he is particularly interested in the border zones and overlapping areas of different media fields and their mutual fertilization. The artist sees drawing as the connecting core competence, which forms the tool to act closer to the world and make a meaningful contribution directly to the material. Thus, drawing is not to be understood as the mere result of any thought process, but rather has the potential to be a form of cognition itself and at the same time its image. In his practice, his own body always plays an important role, and not only because drawing is, in fact, namely based directly on the subjective actions of the artist, but also because the motifs of his works are largely drawn from an inner, erotically charged pictorial world, one in which remembering, desiring and mysteriousness flow into one another.
His works have been exhibited widely in both Germany and abroad. Among his recent exhibitions, we recall: Exit II (Prolog) (2019), Megamelange, Cologne; Reflection is a Wall (2019), Unttld Contemporary, Vienna; Not dark yet (2018), Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerzzuschlag, Austria; Zone (2017), Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris; L’œil du collectionneur (2016), Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Strasbourg; Atlas (2016), Unttld Contemporary, Vienna; Hausbesetzung (2014), Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden.
SecurityTim Plamper 23 November 2019 - 15 February 2020The Eduardo Secci Contemporary gallery is pleased to present "Security", a solo exhibit by the artist Tim Plamper, curated by Domenico de Chirico.
The interdisciplinary nature of Tim Plamper's practice originates from an interest in many fields of knowledge: from literature to anthropology, from philosophy to sociology, from art history to eroticism and transgression. An empirically-based theory that sees the human mind as the origin of all knowledge since it receives the stimuli of the outside world, and then organizes and expresses them via language, the exploration of physical experience and multifaceted nudity, including the hedonistic nuditas naturalis, the charitable nuditas temporalis, the innocent nuditas virtualis and the lustful nuditas criminalis, reconsidered beyond the symbolic garments between Eros and Thanatos, are all peculiar characteristics of Tim Plamper's most recent works.
Zona Maco 2020Mexico city, Mexico 5 - 9 February 2020Eduardo Secci gallery has the pleasure to announce its participation to ZONA MACO 2020, with artworks from Kevin Francis Gray, Michael Staniak, Gerold Miller, Tim...
ArtVerona 2019Verona, Italy 11 - 13 October 2019Eduardo Secci has the pleasure to anounce its participation to ArtVerona, 2019 with a solo booth show by Tim Plamper.