Thomas Huber’s paintings transport us to an ordered, reconstructed world, which goes beyond the purely perceptible. His perspective portrayals of spaces and places in the mysterious game of light and shadow do not depict reality. The artist’s studio, living space, semi public lecture halls or exhibition rooms and view of the fantastic city of Huber Ville shows precise, constructed fictional spaces, deserted places which are occasionally animated by stylized human or animal figures.
Thomas Huber, Das Meer I, here and now / hier en nu, 2017, overview at AKINCI, oil on linen, 200 x 350 cm
Thomas Huber (1955, Zürich, Switzerland) works and lives in Berlin. Recent solo shows are: ‘vis-à -vis’, Art UNLIMITED Basel 2017; Collection display MONA, Tasmania (2017); ‘éxtase’, Centre Cultures Suisse, Paris (2016); ‘Am Horizont’, Kunstmuseum Bonn / Musée des Beaux Arts, Rennes (2016); ‘VOUS ÊTES ICI, THOMAS HUBER EST AU MAMCO’ (‘You are Here. Thomas Huber is in Mamco’) Mamco, Geneva (2011/12); exhibition tour ‘Rauten traurig’ (‘Rhombuses sad’), MARTa Herford, Germany (2008), Carré d’art at Musée d’art Contemporain de Nîmes and Kunsthalle Tübingen; Retrospective ‘Kabinett der Bilder’ (‘Cabinet of Paintings’) in the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum and Haus Lange in Krefeld (2004). Previous shows by Thomas Huber in the Netherlands: ‘Der Duft des Geldes’ in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, in 1992, and ‘Boeken/Books’ in the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, in 1991.
Phantom Limb: Art Beyond Escher
26 January 2018 – 6 January 2019
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL