Thomas Scheibitz invites public to unlock his codes in One-Time Pad at BALTIC

By Culture24 Reporter | 07 August 2013

Exhibition: Thomas Scheibitz – One-Time Pad, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, until November 3 2013

Originally an enterprising conceptual painter at Dresden’s School of Art during the 1990s, BALTIC’s look at large-scale manifestations of Thomas Scheibitz’s ethos gives a particular emphasis to his human figures and tendency to blur figuration and abstraction.

More than 200 works cross photography, drawing, clippings, memos, book pages and objects, filtered and twisted into a visual language wilfully outside the boundaries of the disciplines the German artist works in.

The title work, a sculpture specially commissioned for this show, is typically evasive: named after a method of encryption for coding which is fallible only when incorrectly written, Scheibitz uses it to allude to the challenge of understanding his art.

  • Open 10am-6pm (10.30am-6pm Tuesday). Admission free. Follow the Centre on Twitter @balticmill.
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