In his works, the painter Thorben Eggers draws on found pictorial material, which he transfers into an analogous, painterly context into eternity.
Thorben Eggers: Lab I/2020
20 March - 30 May, 2020
Galerie Evelyn Drewes, Hamburg
In his works, the painter Thorben Eggers draws on found pictorial material, which he transfers into an analogous, painterly context into eternity. Thorben Eggers plans his artworks on the computer. In this way he transforms a theme from the digital to the analogue. In doing so, Eggers refers to the transience of images and the respective medium in the digital age. Their content and logic are deeply rooted in the digitality and ideal of beauty of our time. Thorben Eggers paints with oil on moulded canvases, which he constructs independently. This fragmentation of forms emphasizes the figures and achieves a plastic level in the white cube. The paintings are thus located at the interface between painting and sculpture
In his paintings, Thorben Eggers analyses the digital image medium in its effect and relevance. The analog of oil painting contrasts with the ephemeral digital. The photorealistic motif merges with the blurred and the shaped, cut canvas to form an unconventional, cool dynamic.