Baumgärtel gets his inspiration from dreams and random thoughts. In this way he produces works with a grim atmosphere, painted in the calm before the storm. He studied at the famous Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. Initially he is mainly interested in photography and film, later he switches to painting. At that time he studied with the painter Arno Rink and shared a studio space with Neo Rauch. Baumgärtel’s interest in film has never left him and he continues to make films to this day. In this publication you can read more about Tilo Baumgärtel and his work.
‘Rooms of fragments’ is how Tilo Baumgärtel (1972) describes his artworks. That is a perfect description. Because when one looks at one of his works, it is never entirely clear what is happening. Different elements alternate each other in colorful and fairytale-like worlds, creating a high degree of intrigue and alienation: what has happened here? Or better yet, what is about to happen? Baumgärtel can be considered one of the most remarkable Leipzig artists of his generation.He graduated from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in 2000 and is often considered to be part of the so-called ‘Neue Leipziger Schule’. In line with the Drents Museum’s focus on this renowned movement within German painting, the exhibition and accompanying catalogue concentrate on Baumgärtel’s drawings, paintings, digital work and video art.
October 14, 2023 to March 3, 2024, Drents Museum, Assen.