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Toby Ziegler Solo Exhibition
by PKM Gallery
Location: PKM Gallery
Artist(s): Toby ZIEGLER
Date: 7 Oct - 8 Nov 2015

PKM Gallery is honored to present the first solo exhibition in Korea by the representative British artist Toby Ziegler (b. 1972) from October 7th to November 8th, 2015. The exhibition displays approximately 10 recent works by Ziegler, including his large scale paintings and sculptures.

Inspired by historical works of Renaissance Age, Ziegler’s unique abstract forms deconstruct, erase and reconstruct his subject through a 3D digital program. Ziegler uses aluminum not only in his sculptures but also in his paintings, where thin coats of paint are repeatedly applied and sanded down with an electric sander on the surface of aluminum instead of canvas.

Ziegler’s recent paintings presented in this exhibition are adapted from Evening Landscape-Peasants and Mounted Figures (1768-1771) by the 18th Century British landscape artist Thomas Gainsborough. Ziegler transforms the Rococo-style lyrical landscape of the original painting into sophisticated abstract contemporary painting through a computer program. An integration of the precision of the computer and dexterity of hand technique, Ziegler’s paintings emanate magical charm and enchantment filled with vigor, demonstrating an endless transformation of the depth in color and form according to the intensity and placement of light.

Ziegler’s sculpture in which three planes border with each other to create one form also shares a similar method as his paintings. Transforming and reconstructing original form through a computer program, his sculpture brings together the triangular aluminum planes in symmetry, traversing the boundaries between the ideas of figurative and abstract, original and appropriation, classic composition and digital modification.

Living and working in London, UK, Toby Ziegler graduated from Central St. Martin’s School of Art, and has held solo and group exhibitions in major art institutions worldwide, including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Tate Britain, London, and Le Consortium, Dijon, France. Ziegler’s art is in major collections in the world, including Arts Council England, Birmigham Museum of Art Gallery, and Tate Gallery.

Ziegler will be visiting Korea for this special exhibition.

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