Matthias Zimmermann (artist)

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Matthias Zimmermann
Matthias Zimmermann (Medienkünstler).jpg
Born Matthias Alexander Kristian Zimmermann
6 May 1981
Basel, Switzerland
Nationality  Switzerland
Known for New media art, Painting, Video game art

Matthias Alexander Kristian Zimmermann (* 6 May 1981 in Basel) is a painter and new media artist from Switzerland.

The Frozen City, 2006
Acrylic on canvas, 160 × 160 cm (63 in × 63 in)
Museum of Art Aarau, Switzerland
The Networked City, 2005
Acrylic on canvas, 100 × 205 cm (39.4 in × 80.7 in)
Museums Quarter, St. Annen-Museum, Germany
Moonlight in the Snow Clouds, 2009
Acrylic on canvas, 160 × 180 cm (63 in × 70.9 in)
Ludwig Museum of Art
Interaction between nine Energy Centres, 2011
Acrylic on canvas, 140 × 170 cm (55.1 in × 67 in)
Ludwig Museum of Art

Biography[edit]

Matthias Zimmermann was born in Basel, in the canton of Aargau. He studied at the University of Arts Berne Music/Composition, at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Fine Art at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Game Design und Art Education.[1] His artworks become a great reception in international exhibitions.[2][3]Zimmermanns artworks are included in collections of various museums. Many authors wrote reflexive and scientific texts about his artworks in Epistemology,[4] virtual representation of space, Video game art, atmospheric design and Japanese Garden design.[5]

Work[edit]

Video game art[edit]

2013 the Computer Games Museum Berlin presents Zimmermanns artworks with a monographical spezial exhibition. Zimmermanns artwork has been reflected how the theme of computer games can be expressed by pictorial means instead. The exhibition was divided into the aspects of Toy block, Virtuality and Space Machine. The focus of this exhibition was the series The Space Machine. This shows the interaction of energy, hardware and software.[6]

Museums[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Inventory[edit]

Artwork of Matthias Zimmermann are inventoried at the following museums:

Literatur[edit]

Publications about Matthias Zimmermann (selection)[edit]

  • Reload: Video Game Art
TV publication: ARD, 07.10.2014[9]
  • René Stettler: The Realization of Cultural Opportunities in the Form of Images: Matthias Zimmermann's pictures cycle "The Space Machine» (2012 – 2013)
published in Arthistoricum, Publications of Art History. University of Heidelberg[10]
  • René Stettler: The combination of knowledge, experience and intuition - to Epistemology by Matthias Zimmermann's "Model Worlds"
published in Arthistoricum, Publications of Art History. University of Heidelberg[11]
  • Swiss Embassy in Moscow: Moscow. Matthias Zimmermann at Winzavod (English & Russian)
published in swiss kul'tura - News about Swiss culture in Russia, Moscow[12]
  • Graziella Kuhn: Pixel Painting: Creat Artworks with Game Design tools
published in Berliner Gazette[13]
  • Urs Bugmann: Pictures, perfect as a computer game & «The constructed atmosphere»
published in New Lucerne Journal, Switzerland[14]
  • Urs Bugmann: A World of Extreme Artificiality
published in New Lucerne Journal, Switzerland[15]
  • Davis Schrapel Art which is inspired by computer games (various article)
published in Games Art, Germany[16]
  • Anna Chugunova: Model Worlds_Matthias Zimmermann (in Russian)
published in Winzavod Journal - Moscow Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow[17]
  • Mary Ledneva: Matthias Zimmermann - solo exhibition at the gallery, "11:12" (in Russian)
published in The Village, Moscow[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Artists website in German, English, Japanese: http://www.matthias-zimmermann.ch
  2. ^ Exhibition Catalog & Website Art Museum of Aarau (http://www.aargauerkunsthaus.ch) direct verification,
  3. ^ Exhibition Catalog & Website of the Museum (http://www.kunstmuseumluzern.ch/en.html) direct verification
  4. ^ New Gallery Lucerne - Foundation for Art & Science Switzerland, Essay: Matthias Zimmermann
  5. ^ cf. Davis Schrapel: The room-machine 1-3 - video games on the aspect of a "building block world", published in Games Art, Germany - direct link
  6. ^ Press releas (english): »Model worlds – Pictures by Matthias Zimmermann«, publiziert auf Webseite Computerspielemuseum Berlin, 2013 – direct link
  7. ^ Press release, Computer Games Museum Berlin – direct link
  8. ^ Artists, Supersample - Pixels at an Exhibition, 2015 – direct link
  9. ^ Reload: „Videospielekunst“, ARD, Einsplus, 07.10.2014 – direct link )
  10. ^ PhD René Stettler: The combination of knowledge, experience and intuition - to Epistemology by Matthias Zimmermann's "Model Worlds", published in Arthistoricum, Publications of Art History. University of Heidelberg – direct link
  11. ^ PhD René Stettler: The combination of knowledge, experience and intuition - to Epistemology by Matthias Zimmermann's "Model Worlds", published in Arthistoricum, Publications of Art History. University of Heidelberg – direct link
  12. ^ Swiss Embassy in Moscow: Moscow. Matthias Zimmermann at Winzavod (English & Russian), published in swiss kul'tura - News about Swiss culture in Russia, Moscow - direct link
  13. ^ Pixelmalerei: Pixel Painting: Creat Artworks with Game Design tools, published in Berliner Gazette direct link
  14. ^ PhD Urs Bugmann: Pictures, perfect as a computer game & «The constructed atmosphere», published in New Lucerne Journal, Switzerland - direct link
  15. ^ PhD Urs Bugmann: A World of Extreme Artificiality, published in New Lucerne Journal - direct link (english)
  16. ^ Davis Schrapel: Art which is inspired by computer games (various article), published in Games Art, Germany – direct link
  17. ^ Anna Chugunova: Model Worlds_Matthias Zimmermann (in russian), published in Winzavod Journal - direct link
  18. ^ Mary Ledneva: Matthias Zimmermann - solo exhibition at the gallery, "11:12" (in Russian), published in The Village - direct link

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