Artist Thomas Schütte’s Striking Sculptures of Contorted Faces Are the Focus of a Dreamlike Show in Berlin—See It Here

Take a sneak peek at a gallery that has just reopened to the public.

Thomas Schütte, Experten II (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.
Thomas Schütte, Experten II (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

As galleries around the world begin to slowly reopen, we are focusing on exhibitions at spaces that are now receiving public visitors. Check out this show at a newly reopened gallery below.

 

Thomas Schütte
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

 

What the gallery says: “The Konrad Fischer Gallery is pleased to present works by Thomas Schütte. In the courtyard of the gallery, the two bronze sculptures, Man with Flag and Man without Face, both over four meters high, both 2018, await the visitor. In addition to sculptures in bronze, steel, and glass, the exhibition of the artist, who lives in Düsseldorf, also presents colored ceramics, including recently created ‘Women’s Heads,’ the large-format portrait busts of ‘I-IV,’ ‘Ghost Heads,’ and a group of ‘Garden Gnomes,’ created in 2016.”

Why it’s worth a look: What better way to get reacquainted with art than with the free-wheeling, colorful, tactile, and varied artworks of Thomas Schütte, on display at Konrad Fischer in Berlin?

Visitors can ease into the gallery by taking a look at the bronze statues flanking its entrance, and maintain safe distances while winding past pedestals holding expressive sculptures of faces and heads that are uniquely Schütte’s. The artist is a pro at capturing the less-than-ideal expressions of people in distress. But to see how he creates soft, pock-marked, and pursed shapes out of hard bronze is delightful.

What it looks like:

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Mann mit Fahne (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Mann ohne Gesicht (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Mann mit Fahne (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Mann mit Fahne (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Bronze Edition Frau X (2019). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, You & Me – Me 20 (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, <i>Frauenkopf</i> (2019). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Frauenkopf (2019). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

 Thomas Schütte, <i>You & Me - Me 22</i> (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, You & Me – Me 22 (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, You & Me – Me 21 (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

 Thomas Schütte, <i>You & Me - You 21</i> (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, You & Me – You 21 (2018). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Experten IV (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Experten IV (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Experten III (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Gartenzwerge (2016). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Experten II (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Engel (2010). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Frauenkopf implodiert (2019). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Dritte Schwester (2013). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Experten I (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Experten I (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Engel (2010). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Installation view, Thomas Schütte, Obst und Gemüse (2019). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.

Thomas Schütte, Drei Kleine Geisterköpfe (2020). Courtesy of Konrad Fischer Galerie.


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