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Thorsten Brinkmann

The Hamburg based artist THORSTEN BRINKMANN, born 1971, takes staged photographs of himself. He uses discarded objects like vases, bowls and cans to disguise his head and slips into costumes in order to create various characters. Even though these photographies are self-portraits he always stays anonymous. He creates imaginary worlds with ‚other man’s trash’. Oftentimes he makes assemblages with these photographs, adding found objects to the image and therefore creating three-dimensional pieces. The works sometimes remind the viewer of popular works of art history showing equestrian statues or monarchs. His work has been exhibited in many national and international museums and is in following renowned collections a.o.: Collection Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Sammlung des Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Collection Rusche, Germany; Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands; Sammlung des Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria; Collection of Pieter and Marieke Sanders, Aerdenhout, The Netherlands; Collection Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany; Collection Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Germany; Collection Falkenberg, Germany; Collection Museo de San Carlos, Mexcio City; Mont Blanc Collection, Germany; Collection Caron, France; Collection Evan Mirapaul, USA; Collection Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Germany.

19.05.2019 – 22.09.2019
Faszination Gesicht
Vögele Kultur Zentrum
Gwattstraße 14
CH – 8808 Pfäffikon

  30.05.2019 – 25.08.2019
MASKE – Kunst der Verwandlung
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
53113 Bonn

  08.11.2018 – 19.09.2019
The Video is the Message
Hamburger Kunsthalle
Glockengießerwall 5
20095 Hamburg

  06.09.2018 – 30.08.2019
Between Now & Then
NORWOOD CLUB
241 West 14th Street
USA – New York, NY 10011

27.02.2019 – 03.03.2019
Special Project at Arco Madrid – booth 7C01
ARCO Madrid
Av. Partenón 5
ES – 28042 Madrid

Thorsten Brinkmann – The juggler
Published in English and germen
2018
Softcover
281 pages
ISBN-13: 978-3-944683-23-2

 

 

 

Thorsten Brinkmann – Life is funny, my deer
Published in Germen and English
2017
Hardcover
136 pages
ISBN 978-3-903228-14-6
Published by VfmK

 

 

 

Thorsten Brinkmann – Se King director’s shot
Published in Germen
2017
112 pages
ISBN 9783954762200
Published by Distanz Verlag GmbH

 

 

 

Thorsten Brinkmann – The great cape rinderhorn
Published in flemish and English
2017
Hardcover
104 pages
ISBN-13: 9789490800574
Published by APE

 

 

 

Thorsten Brinkamnn – Warfare Canaries
Published in english
2014
Hardcover
56 pages
ISBN-13: 978-3864850721
Published by Textem Verlag