Peter Zimmermann’s paintings reinterpret the traditional act of painting in relation to modernism and the Color Field movement. The artist begins working by gathering the images he has collected either physically or by scanning, and he then deforms these visuals on his computer. Images that have now become unrecognizable are transferred on to the canvas and given form by means of colorful resin poured on them. It can be said that these compositions of Zimmermann, famous for the use of epoxy for more than 20 years, are the products of his talent on transforming his perception of color and light, thus creating a kind of alchemical interaction between the work and the viewer.
Peter Zimmermann (b. 1956, Freiburg) studied at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. He was exhibited at museums, such as the Museum Moderner Kunst Klagenfurt (2009); Museum für neue Kunst, Freiburg (2016); and Baden-Württemberg (2017). His works are included in the collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; and Museum Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. Zimmerman lives and works in Cologne.