Holger Zimmermann


 

Petticoats, quiffs, beautiful cars - The magazines from the 1950s are odes of

consumption, the exuberance and carelessness of the post-war years. When

Holger Zimmermann composes pictures from the catalogs and magazines to

create new collages, the whole world seems suddenly threatened. The cheerful

motifs appear almost scary when they are removed from their context and

presented as a work of art. The pictures show a world behind the facade of the

beautiful sparkle.

Holger Zimmermann's collection of postcards, magazines and posters from the

1950s and 60s could be described as "An Archive of the Everyday World". They

serve the autodidact as a basis for his collages and paintings. From portraits

arise new faces, which seem strange and yet familiar. Two heads merge into a new

one, the result is grotesque. It is a stale feeling that remains after viewing

Inspired by the pop art and his representatives such as Andy Warhol and Robert

Rauschenberg, Zimmermann dedicates himself to decades in his paintings around

economic miracles and rock 'n' roll . Zimmermann shows cheerful motifs such as

holiday scenes, frolicsome moments and social gathering in a blurred, rich in

contrast and sometimes somber way. Removed from their function as advertising

, the motifs seem strange. The genuinely

cheerful scenes are increasingly eerie. The mixture of nostalgic look in the good

old times and the whimsical charm of the grotesque creates a unique atmosphere

which won’t let go of the viewer.

The artist is not only attached to the themes and motifs of the pop art, but also in

his complexity and range. Zimmermann is oriented towards the great artists of the

consumer generation such as Warhol and Polke. Zimmermann uses digital

processes to deal wi th the alienation in an even more radical way.

 

Zimmermann repeatedly takes up those topics: Destruction, decay and oblivion.

He knows: Even the cheerful hours are not any more than memories. When time

passes unstoppably, it is the thoughts that remain. It does not matter, whether

beautiful moments, loved ones or accustomed places, everything is subordinate to

the offense. They can be preserved in the memory of a person as memories,

however only for a short time. Gradually these will also fade. Holger

Zimmermann's work is a monument to the past. Wi th his art, he calls for a mental

journey into the past, but at the same time he makes the viewer aware: memories

are not truths. In a falsified and glossed way, they are ultimately only subjective

desires and hopes.

 

Holger Zimmermann

YBD, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

57 x 46 cm

1.350,00 €

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Holger Zimmermann

Weibliche Schonheit  2018 

Acryl on Canvas

50 x 40 cm

1.200,00 €

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Holger Zimmermann

Urlaubsstimmung 2018

Acrylic on canvas

120 x 120 cm

 

3.200,00 €

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Holger Zimmermann

Scooterboy 2020 

Acryl on Canvas

70 x 50cm WVZ 01138

 

 

1.600,00 €

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Holger Zimmermann

Pat Paulo wears a sailor`s hat 2017 ,

Acryl on Canvas

170 x 140 x 3,6 cm

 

 

4.800,00 €

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Holger Zimmermann

Sont Legeres  2020  Collage auf MDF 

10 x 15 x 3 cm  WVZ 01134

 

 

300,00 €

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Holger Zimmermann

Topic  2020  Collage auf MDF 

18 x 13 x 3 cm 

WVZ 01128

 

 

350,00 €

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Holger Zimmermann

SO Sad 2020

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 40 cm

WVZ 001154

 

 

1.200,00 €

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