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© Tom Früchtl / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018<br/>    Picture: Courtesy of Nusser & Baumgart, Munich<br />

Tom Früchtl

Born 1966 in Munich, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin

krepp, 2010

Acrylic on cardboard
132 x 100 cm

In his paintings, sculptures and objects, Tom Früchtl confronts the great themes of art with astonishing ease and humour. He questions the relationship between the object and its image, between reality and illusion, between mass-produced and original works. Früchtl intentionally plays with the viewer's optical illusion, the trompe l'oeil, and with the idea of the "object trouvé", which Marcel Duchamp brought into the art world.

Here Tom Früchtl paints stripes on cardboard with acrylic, creating the impression that it is wrapped in tape. With such subtle interventions that only reveal themselves at second glance, the artist transforms objects into painting, everyday objects into unique pieces.

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