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