Thomas Rentmeister

Thomas RentmeisterDepot, gestern, 2009, Photo: Bernd Borchardt


For a number of years, Thomas Rentmeister has built sculptures from stacked refrigerators.  He brings together everyday articles directly serving our personal hygiene or indirectly furthering our bodily comfort. Rather than filling the surfaces and spaces between the objects with Penaten baby crème, as he did in earlier works, the artist exposes the refrigerating volumes, in an analogy to human ageing, to the processes of decay and thus he dares us to question our aesthetic sensibilities. Rentmeister had a solo exhibition at Haus am Waldsee in 2007.