STOP SOBBIN’ 1, 2008
STOP SOBBIN’ 2, 2008
At the height of the demolition work on the old building, the artist Thomas Stimm let his oversized cast-aluminum flowers sprout among the ruins of the former Landstraße Railway Station. Photographed by Lisi Gradnitzer, the surreal arrangements form colorful comic book biotopes that herald a blossoming future.
The painter and sculptor Thomas Stimm (* 1948) is one of the great individualists of the international art scene. Immune to trends, his work focuses on the relationship between art and nature as well as the secret life of plants, in which he finds parallels to human social behavior. Thomas Stimm casts idyllic and humorous scenes of flowering, growing and proliferating into technically demanding, brilliantly colored figurative sculptures made of various materials, their dimensions ranging from miniatures to larger-than-life walk-through installations.