Peter Zimmermann (b. 1956, Freiburg, Germany) is one of the most important conceptual new-media artists alive today. Combining complex graphic algorithms with painterly techniques in epoxy resin, acrylic, and now oil paint, his pioneering works push the boundaries of contemporary painting to new and exciting levels.
In his work, Zimmermann explores the relationships between image and text, and between an original and its later representations. In an effort to challenge traditional, centrally-sourced methods of knowledge dissemination (textbooks, encyclopaedias), he opts instead for more “democratic” content. Since the 90’s, the forward-looking artist has crowdsourced his original material online, including book covers, old paintings, photographs, film stills, and diagrams.