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Artist: Bernd Zimmer


With figurative painting and as a “young wild one” Zimmer rebelled against the dominant abstraction of the 80s. He discovered the strength and depth of nature. Since then, he has dedicated himself to the themes desert, cosmos, sea, sky and forest as concentrates of untouched landscape. The landscape painting of Bernd Zimmer constantly alternates between representational imagery and its dissolution, between the portrayal of real seeming places and their atmospheric qualities.

In his first series of „cosmos“ paintings from 1998 to 2007, Bernd Zimmer added to his technique of painting pourings and drippings. Since 2017 he is again working with the topic cosmos. His latest interpretation of the endless cosmos is a free colorful abstract painting on white canvas. The color literally explodes on the screen, direct, spontaneous and impulsive. His work has lost none of its vitality and freshness since the early 1970s.

Biography

1948
born in Planegg near munich
1968 - 1970
Teaching as a publisher
1970 - 1972
Assistant for graphic design in Munich
1973 - 1979
Studied Philosophy and Religious Studies with Klaus Heinrich at the Free University of Berlin
1976
Starts to paint as autodidact
1977
Co-founder of the "Galerie am Moritzplatz" in Berlin (with Salomé, Middendorf, Fetting, etc.)
1979
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship
1982/83
Villa Massimo scholarship, Rome
1984
Relocation to Polling / Obb.
1993/94
Trip to Libya; Origin of the large-scale desert images
1995
Trip to Polynesia, Marquesas; Origin of the South Sea Pictures
1996/97
First sculptures made of terracotta; Trip to Arizona, beginning of the "TAL" pictures
1998
Beginning of the universe pictures
2007
Beginning of the series reflections
2010
Bayerische Fernsehen is shooting the documentary "Bernd Zimmer. The Color and the Light "(Director: Antje Harries)
2011
After a journey through Asia the pictures of the "Crystal Worlds" are created
2015
2015 Buchheim Museum, Bernried the exhibition "Summit Meeting" with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Davos pictures and pictures of the Tinzenhorn cycle by Bernd Zimmer

solo exhibitions

2015
Bernd Zimmer - New Painting, Galerie Rother Winter, Wiesbaden, Germany
2014
SECOND NATURE. Painting, Brunnhofer Gallery, Linz, Austria
2013
SECOND NATURE. Woodcut. Gallery in the Ganserhaus, Wasserburg, Germany
2013
Bernd Zimmer, Winter Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany
2012
SECONDA NATURA. Studio d'arte Cannaviello, Milan, Italy
2011
"REFLEX". Signal box Diessen, Diessen, Germany
2009
REFLEX. Woodcuts. Association for Original Etching, Munich, Germany
2007
"In the beginning ..." - painting. Gallery Winter, Wiesbaden, Germany
2005
Paisajes. Punzmann Gallery, San Pedro Alcántara
2004
Bernd Zimmer. Galerija Contra, Koper Slovenija
2003
Horizonte. Galerie Winter, Wiesbaden, germany
2002
Cosmos. Galerie Brennecke, Berlin
2001
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2000
Gallery Christian Dam, Oslo
1999
Gallery Schloss Mochental, Ehingen
1998
New pictures. Galerie Jahn, Landshut
1996
sky. Galerie Pels-Leusden, Kampen/Sylt
1994
Gallery Markus Nohn, Trier, Germany
1992
FIRE. City Museum Weilheim, Weilheim, Germany
1990
Planenbilder and overpainted photographs. Gallery Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany
1989
Harcourts Contemporary, San Francisco, USA
1988
Kunstverein Pforzheim, Pforzheim, germany
1986
Gallery Pierre Huber, Genf, Switzerland
1985
Gallery d´Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
1983
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
1982
Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Mailand, Italy
1982
Albert Baronian, Brüssel, Belgium
1981
images. Gallery Art in Progress, Dusseldorf, germany
1981
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
1979
scenery picture New York. Music hall SO36, Berlin
1978
Cityscapes-high orbit. Gallery on Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
1977
FLOOD. Gallery on Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
1977
Berlin Now. (Music performance with Conrad Schnitzler). New York, USA
Group exhibitions
2014
Four elements: the water. Academy of the Diocese, Rottenburg-Stuttgart
2013
Museo Würth La Rioja, Agoncillo
2011
ALTANAGalerie, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2009
Works on paper. Gallery Winter, Wiesbaden, Germany
2008
Positions 2008. Gallery Noah, Augsburg, Germany
2005
Ex-libris Walter Benjamin. Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Bilbao
2003
Interfaces. Interfaces. Fukumitsu Art Museum, Fukumitsu / Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto
2001
Landscapes of a century. Landesmuseum Oldenburg, Oldenburg / Gallery of the City
1999
Graphic of the present. Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
1996
Works on paper. Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, England
1992
CONVIVUM. Museum Toulouse, Toulouse, France
1990
OVER BORDERS. A co-operation. Gallery in the Taxis-Palais, Innsbruck (with Clemens Kaletsch)
1988
Obsession. Raab Gallery, London, England
1987
Corrispondenza. Gallery Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany (with Angelomichele Risi)
1984
Inconicità. Mario Diacono, Rome, Italy
1983
New Malwut from Germany. Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy
1982
Eyewitnesses. Gallery Gmyrek, Dusseldorf, Germany
1980
Correspondence. Gallery Michael Papst, Munich (with Daniel Nagel)
1978
Hand drawings. Gallery on Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany
fairs
2014
Art Karlsruhe, GALLERY ROTHER WINTER, Wiesbaden
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