Tobias Spichtig is deeply influenced by the environment which each work is created in. He captures timeless moments that we as the viewer create instant and intimate connections with. In his Ghosts sculpture series, Spichtig applies resin to bodiless garments, creating figures and objects that recall Alberto Giacometti and thrift-store glamour at once. These formations of everyday objects reduced from any excesses, highlight a primary concern being that of self reflection on voids and emptiness.
A solo exhibition of Spichtig's work, Good OK Great Fantastic Perfect Grand Thank You, took place at the Swiss Institute in New York in 2021.
Works from this artist
Tobias Spichtig was born in Sempach, Switzerland in 1982. He now lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland.
Tobias Spichtig studied at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich and The Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles.
Spichtig’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: Die Matratzen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2022); Good OK Great Fantastic Perfect Grand Thank You, Swiss Institute, New York (2021); Hi is just another word for hello, Kaleidoscope, Spazio Maiocchi, Milan (2020); Love and die, Centre d'art contemporain, la synagogue de Delme, Delme (2019); I'm afraid I don't know how to explain all this, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2019); Total Hell at Waldo, Rockport (2018)
His work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Super Super Markt, 7. Himmel, Berlin (2022); Grand Ménage at Clearing, Paris (2021); Who Are We Are Who, BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne (2020); Overtone, Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw (2020); 40,000, A Museum of Curiosity, Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2019, Fellbach (2019); Ormai, Balice Hertling, Paris (2018)
Super Super Markt
Behrang Karimi, David Ostrowski, Victoria Pidust, Sophie Reinhold, Tobias Spichtig, Kim Stolz
7. Himmel, Berlin
March 3 – March 5, 2022