Tim Berresheim in the Kunstverein für Die Rheinlande und Westfalen - More ‘Digital Sweat’

Tim Berresheim 

Installation view Auge und Welt, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2014 
Center: Aspettatori crapulent I (Auge & Welt), 2014, foto mounted on dibond, framed, 240 cm x 180 cm
 Courtesy Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

If you step by the Kunsthalle these days to see the Thomas Ruff exhibition, you also shouldn’t miss what’s going on on the first floor exhibition room of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen. Aachen-based artist, Tim Berresheim, is showing Eye and World - anonymously set, digitally modelled figures that are placed before reduced, neutral backgrounds. Berresheim uses these as human canvases, draws and sketches on them and converts the figures that are made with the 3D-graphic programme ‘Cinema 4D’ back into a two-dimensional artwork by printing them out life-sized. 

View on the installation ‘Eye and World’
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2014
Middle: Aspettatori bugged out I (Auge & Welt), 2014
Photo on Dibond, framed, 240 cm x 180 cm
Courtesy Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Berresheim‘s opulent visual production shares one commonality with Ruff’s – the ‘digital sweat’ that ran whilst manufacturing the work. Both artists benefit from the possibilities of digital technology and then they go beyond, exceeding the potential. While Ruff’s works focus on the functions and possibilities of light, Berresheim is more interested in the moment of seeing and perceiving. His combination of digital technology, 3D-modelling, printing, handwriting and sketching are meant to question the conventions of defining a picture. What is the frame? What are the surroundings? 

Berresheim’s works are aligned on the wall, embedded in a wallpaper, and yet, they have an arresting 3 dimensionality to them. Entering the room is like stepping into the studio of a tattoo-artist collecting ideas for his first full-body-cover. Even the artist himself – who also creates music – is tattooed all over, as if he could hop into one of his very own pictures the very next second ... check out his great website here.

‘Eye and World’
September 20 – January 11

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen
Grabbeplatz 4
40213 Düsseldorf

Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday 11am - 6pm
Entry: €6  Concessions €3  Young people under 18 free
Free entry between 6pm and 8pm every last Thursday of the month

Alina Valient