28 November 2003 – 29 February 2004
A.T. 3D. The Spatial World of André Thomkins
Early in 2002, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein was able to take on the estate of the Lucerne artist André Thomkins (1930-1983) as a deposit.
Thomkins is not only one of the most important Swiss artists after 1945, but beyond that he constantly crossed the borders between the various international artistic movements from the 1950s until the 1970s. His virtuoso mastery of artistic techniques - also and especially in small format- helped him on the one hand to form highly complex images in the tradition of Mannerism. On the other hand, it was also a means of expoloring unknown artistic possibilities of expression as well as an instrument of an artistic imagination always playfully disposed. Thus innumberable palindromes and anagrams, musical instruments, objects and small sculptures were created and augment Thomkins´s graphic and painterly work.
To start off the first presentation at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the artist´s son, Nicolas Thomkins, will show a personal selection of his father´s works.