GEYER thomas

GEYER thomas

Statement

Thomas Geyer - Surreal figurative rays of hope

Looking at Thomas Geyer's works, one gets the feeling of being stuck in a pictorial story without a serial character. His pictures thematically revolve around a repetitive idea, a motif or a feeling. Geyers uses landscapes as a playground for various scenarios. His works are surreal, dark, atmospheric, mysterious, sometimes ironic. He constructs images, composes and places his actors - mostly animals - in partly visible, partly hidden habitats.
In the dramatic conflict between light and dark, day and night, visible and invisible, Geyer's pictures radiate peace and harmony. By means of his egg tempera painting technique, an ancient, elaborate method, he sensitively applies thin colour glazes layer by layer.

based on a text by: Christina Schwarz, Leipzig, Februar 2018

Vita
1980 born in Leipzig, lives and works in Leipzig (Cotton Spinning Mill / Baumwollspinnerei)
since 2018 Cooperation with gallery FLOX
   
EDUCATION/STUDIES  
   
2010 Diploma - Painting/graphics at the HGB Leipzig
2005 Studies at the HGB Leipzig Painting/Graphics in the classes of Sighard Gille and Annette Schröter
2002-2003 Visit of the evening classes at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig (HGB Leipzig)
Fairs, Art Festivals, Solo and Group exhibitions
FAIRS  
   
2019 Discovery Art Fair Cologne, Gallery FLOX, Dresden, Germany
2018 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Gallery FLOX, Dresden, Germany
2017 Hal Art, Art Fair, Halle (Saale), Germany
2016 KUBOSHOW-artfair, Herne/Dortmund,Germany
2009 C.A.R. Artfair, Galerie Werft 11, Essen, Germany
2008 Artfair-Utrecht, Collectie-Harms, Utrecht, Netherlands
2008 RealismeAmsterdam-Artfair, Collectie-Harms, Amsterdam, Netherlands
   
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
SELECTION
 
2019 "nature is my item", paintings, Potemka Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany
2019 "under construction", GEYER thomas / Leipzig (Malerei) & PORCU sandro / Kirschau (Installations, Objects), Gallery FLOX, Dresden, Germany
2017 "ALBA", Potemka Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany
2016 "BREAKING SITES", die BoX, Leipzig, Germany
2016 "speculate", Gera Art Association, Gera, Germany
2015 "Ein Jahr danach…, / One year later" curated by Dr. Claus Baumann, art space Hotel-Mercure Leipzig, Germany
2014 "In den Nächten der Kindheit / In the nights of childhood", curated by Dr. Claus Baumann, art space Hotel-Mercure Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
   
GROUP EXIBITIONS
SELECTION
 
   
2019 Collection-exhibition Nuwayhid and friends, collection Dr. Nuwayhid, Werkschauhalle Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei – autumn exhibition (walk around) 2019, Leipzig, Germany
2018 "WORK", Philipp Weber-Thomas Geyer, groupshow-Galerie Oben, Chemnitz, Germany
2017 "de-stabil", Leipziger Jahresausstellung Association, Werkschauhalle, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2016 "ITS A HEELO", by Richard Tal, salon d’art, Leipzig,Germany
2015 "Auf der Suche nach Licht – nie aufhören anzufangen / In search of light - never stop starting", Art Association Wesseling e.V., Bonn/Wesseling, Germany
2013 "YOU ARE MY MIRROR: PART II – BOYS", Potemka Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany
2010 "Heimat / Homeland", Denise Reytan and Thomas Geyer, Galerie Werft 11, Cologne, Germany
2009 "Neue Leipziger Schule / New School of Leipzig", Collectie-Harms, Rolde, Netherlands
2009 "Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus / Art students exhibit", 19th national competition by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany