Artist | Thomas Bayrle (*1937)

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    • Thomas Bayrle

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Biography

Biography

born 1937

About the work (english / deutsch)

About the work (english / deutsch)

In General
Thomas Bayrle's pictures come into being by connecting of simple, everyday things with which we are all familiar being joined together: cars, houses, railway cars, airplanes, road lanes, railway tracks - whereby most of them seen from the perspective of a plan view. The single motifs are linked in a sequence back to back such that at first sight complete disorder seems to reign on the picture's surface. In this process, the rational and efficiently constructed basic components are united to form larger groups.

This theme of the relation between the individual and mass society is not new to Bayrle's work, for he already treated it in his early work. Influenced by American and English Pop Art, he constantly made use there of everyday motifs, shying no taboos in the process. The impact of intensified product advertising and the hypocritical philistine morality of the day both stimulated him in his artistic work in equal measure. Indeed, his insight that mass man today travels down the wrong roads must lead us to conclude that we must now search for our own, self-determined path to follow.

German text by Christmut Präger / Translation by Jeremy Gaines
(Extract - Full printed version available in the Museum)
MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main



Allgemeines
Die Bilder Thomas Bayrles entstehen durch Zusammenfügung einfacher, alltäglicher, jedermann bekannter Dinge. Autos, Häuser, Straßenbahnen, Eisenbahnwagen, Flugzeuge, Straßenspuren und Eisenbahngleise sind meist in perspektivischer Draufsicht wiedergegeben. Die Einzelmotive werden aneinandergereiht, so daß auf den ersten Blick eine große Unordnung die Bildfläche zu überfüllen scheint. Dabei werden die rational und rationell konstruierten Grundbestandteile zu größeren Gruppen zusammengestellt.

Schon in seinen frühen Arbeiten hat Thomas Bayrle das Verhältnis von Individuum und Massengesellschaft thematisiert und dabei immer wieder auch mit Ironie Motive aus dem Alltag benutzt, ohne vor Tabus haltzumachen. Die Auswirkungen der forcierten Produktwerbung hat ihn dabei ebenso zur künstlerischen Produktion stimuliert wie die doppelte Moral des Spießbürgertums. Aus der Beobachtung des Künstlers, daß heutzutage der Massenmensch auf falschen Wegen verkehrt, ist die Konsequenz zu ziehen, sich einen eigenen, einen selbstbestimmten Weg zu suchen.

Text von Christmut Präger
(Auszug - Der vollständige Text ist als Informationsblatt beim Museum erhältlich)
MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

Bibliography

Bibliography

Ammann, Jean-Christophe / Lauter, Rolf / Schreer, Stephanie: Thomas Bayrle. Verlag Jürgen Häusser, Darmstadt, 1994.
ISBN: 3-927902-89-6

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Exhibitions in artist-info 156 (S 48/ G 108) Did show together with - Top 5 of 2359 artists
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Gerhard Richter [Gerd Richter] (22)- 510
Peter Roehr (21)- 72
Sigmar Polke (19)- 386
Andy Warhol (17)- 887
Wolf Vostell (17)- 177
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Curators 53
artist-info records Sep 1963 - Jan 2019
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Germany (97)
United States (8)
Switzerland (4)
Italy (4)
France (3)
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Frankfurt am Main (49)
Berlin (16)
Düsseldorf (14)
New York (7)
Wiesbaden (5)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 5 of 99
Galerie Ute Parduhn (14)
Frankfurter Kunstverein - FKV (7)
Galerie Barbara Weiss (6)
Museum - MMK (5)
Galerie Meyer-Ellinger (4)
Curators (no. of shows) Top 5 of 53
Jean-Christophe Ammann(5), Rochus Kowallek(3), Massimiliano Gioni(3), Devrim Bayar(2), [Ginger Gregg Duggan & Judith Hoos Fox] curatorsquared (c2)(1)
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The World on Paper

PalaisPopulaire G Sep 2018 - Jan 2019 Berlin (2) +0
Hütte, Friedhelm (Curator)       +0
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Serielle Formationen. 1967/2017

 - Re-staging of the first German exhibition of international tendencies in Minimalism
Daimler Contemporary Berlin G Jun 2017 - Nov 2017 Berlin (13) +0
Wiehager, Renate (Curator)       +0
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WASSER

Kunstverein Bad Nauheim G Jun 2017 - Jul 2017 Bad Nauheim (28) +0
Damm, Manfred (Curator)       +0
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Thomas Bayrle

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus S Dec 2016 - Mar 2017 München (126) +0
Huttenlauch, Eva (Curator)       +0
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Postwar

 - Kunst zwischen Pazifik und Atlantik, 1945-–1965
Haus der Kunst G Oct 2016 - Mar 2017 München (187) +0
Wilmes, Ulrich (Curator)       +0
Lorz, Julienne (Curator)       +0
Brantl, Sabine (Curator)       +0
Schneider, Anna (Curator)       +0
Milnes, Daniel (Curator)       +0
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I like FORTSCHRITT

 - German Pop reloaded
Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr G Mar 2016 - May 2016 Mülheim/Ruhr (55) +0
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