thorben eggers



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artist statement

like many previous artists, thorben eggers paints from photography from which he finds a powerful interest in the relation between the analog and the dialog. his artworks are simulations of reality and he questions how we perceive visual reality by painting images from our popular culture. in his more minimal paintings he is occupied with the cold surface of metal – a material and a surface that you will also find in his painting based on outdated digital devices. real life is present, whether it is in the images or in the material.


2009 – 2015 kunstakademie düsseldorf, düsseldorf
2014 – 2015 academy of fine arts vienna, vienna
2010 – 2014 philosophy, university of duisburg-essen, duisburg


2016 transfer protocol, irl gallery, cincinnati
2016 basically, kunsthaus freiburg, freiburg

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2016 düsseldorf:trifft, wien kunstraum super, vienna
2015 reproduktives entwerfen – lieblingsbieder, haus no.1, berlin
2015 devouring ghost – klasse havekost, weltkunstzimmer, düsseldorf
2015 super edition #3, super, vienna at & selecto planta baja, los angeles
2015 full resolution, kunstverein leverkusen schloss morsbroich, leverkusen
2015 silberrückend, galerie felix ringel, düsseldorf
2014 marres currents #2 – rumour has it, marres cultur house, maastricht
2014 malerei als analoge sentimentalität, solo exhibition, kunstakademie düsseldorf, düsseldorf
2011 neurologische unreife, galerie gebr. lehmann, dresden
2010 le regle du jeu the forgotten bar, solo exhibion, galerie im regierungsviertel, berlin

awards and grants:
2014 meisterschüler prof. eberhard havekost
2013 scholarship dr. hans-werner dildei foundation
2009 award kunstverein plauen

julia stoschek collection, düsseldorf
hotel magdas & academy of fine arts vienna, vienna
henkel collection, düsseldorf
dr. hans-werner tilde foundation, oberursel
arthothek kunsthaus mettman, mettmann