This is about the work of Thomas Stef­fens — All artists work is ded­i­cat­ed to pure sub­jec­tiv­i­ty, it’s a trip into your mind.

Dif­fer­ent artis­tic fields are what I focus on. At the moment I spend most of my time draw­ing and devel­op­ing a VR-Project to make my work tan­gi­ble in a vir­tu­al space.

PAINT­ING

“I AM A PAINTER…

PAINT­ING

“I AM A PAINTER…

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… even if I don’t paint very often. Actu­al­ly, my ide­al is to paint huge pic­tures, but since I am inter­est­ed in many artis­tic fields, paint­ing is only a small part of my oeuvre.

The truth is: I am a painter.”

THOMAS STEF­FENS

I paint with­out a style. That seems strange, but it has results that open rooms instead of clos­ing them. Each pic­ture has its own approach. The ques­tion I ask myself is: can I rule out rep­e­ti­tions? If I want to exclude rep­e­ti­tion, my lat­est approach is, maybe a return to paint­ing that goes more in depth than in breadth.

DRAW­ING

DRAW­ING
IS TRAVELING…

DRAW­ING

DRAW­ING
IS TRAVELING…

… you can trav­el these land­scapes, they are best explored very slow­ly, that makes the expe­ri­ence intense.

My draw­ings are a kind of visu­al think­ing. I let the pro­tag­o­nists appear in com­plete­ly free asso­ci­a­tion. It’s about depth and com­plex­i­ty. Get­ting lost in a draw­ing means that the draw­ing is ful­fill­ing its purpose.

But there is more than the mes­mer­iz­ing style. Get in touch with my work and dis­cov­er what’s in for you.

INSTAL­LA­TIONS

MORE THAN PICTURES…

INSTAL­LA­TIONS

MORE THAN PICTURES…

… it comes from my inter­est in things, what is suit­able is nev­er clear before­hand, but I like to look at it.

OBJECTS, INSTAL­LA­TIONS, PERFORMANCE!
Cross­ing the bound­ary between sur­face and space is seduc­tive. Oth­er pos­si­bil­i­ties arise. Being sur­round­ed by art can be expe­ri­enced in an expand­ed way. I made room instal­la­tions, cre­at­ed kinet­ic objects, per­for­mance-like sit­u­a­tions, I include every­thing that is suit­able for play in my work.

A space can be a temp­ta­tion to find a work that fits in there.