Sprüth Magers – Thomas Scheibitz: Black Swan

7A Grafton St, London W1S 4EL - (8 October - 20 November, 2021)
Thomas Scheibitz, Kopf 1118, 2021, Oil, vinyl and pigment marker on canvas, 50 × 40 cm, 19 3/4 × 15 3/4 inches, © Thomas Scheibitz / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 Courtesy Sprüth Magers Photo: Timo Ohler

Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are delighted to present a show of new work by Thomas Scheibitz titled Black Swan, his first solo exhibition at the London gallery since his extensive two-part presentation in 2010, A moving Plan B – Chapter ONE and Chapter TWO at the Drawing Room, London and the gallery respectively. In a practice that creates intrigue through a movement between the precipices of figuration and abstraction, Scheibitz looks to this liminal space, drawing from both art historical references and his vast archive of printed material to offer a complex visual of our time. The show features paintings, sculptures, and a continuation of his numbered group of works gp, large works on rag paper. The definition of the term and the exhibition title Black Swan describes a singular event that occurs unexpectedly, typically an occurrence that is considered to have a low probability but high impact, and only in hindsight is determined to have in fact been predictable. Thus, the title of the exhibition is a metaphor for the present time as well as for painting or the painting itself.

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