Artist Profile: Thomas Stemple

Stemple's Debut Solo Exhibition 'Memories' showcasing from 14.01.22 - 05.02.22

Our first exhibition of 2022 will be opening next week (13th January 2022) and will run until the 5th of February 2022. 

 

The exhibition presents a series of drawings by contemporary German artist, Thomas Stempel. The exhibition is titled 'Memories' and will comprise of the artists intricate, spherical drawings. 

 

Stempel's detailed hand-made drawings are strongly aesthetically influenced by the landscape of southern Germany, where he grew up. The rock formations, shadows of the trees, the stones rounded by the river on the riverbanks are deeply rooted in the artist's memories and inspirations.

 

Stempel also takes inspiration from man-made objects in the city where he now lives; the structure and transparency of fabrics such as silk or everyday textures such as reflections from water or scaffolding tarpaulins flow into his work.

 

Pictured: Thomas Stempel, So Happy Together, 2021, Hand Drawn Ink on Paper Diptych.

 
The work’s themes and titles are deeply personal, coming from the thoughts, feelings and situations in which his works are created. Every drawing has its story, its meaning, but the great thing about their abstract imagery is that everyone feels and thinks something different when looking at it.
 
Stempel was first gifted a compass by his grandfather, an architect who had used compasses throughout his professional life to plan and draw buildings. Stempel however began to use his compass in a completely free, experimental way, developing his own aesthetic and visual language.
 

Pictured: One of Thomas Stemples intricate, large scale drawings in a living-space. 

 

In his debut solo show ‘Memories’, Stempel looks back over the past couple of years and those intimate moments which made them special. Each piece has a deeply personal and emotive subject matter which he has expressed through his aesthetic language. He offers the viewer an insight into his memories, relationships, feelings and moments which guide each works’ composition and embrace and flow around each other.

 

Pictured: Thomas Stemple, Float, 2021, Hand Drawn Ink on White Kapa Line Cardboard.

 

Although the works appear perfect, even digital, it is when the viewer looks closer, they see the small imperfections which make these works so mesmerising. The delicate pencil marks from a preliminary sketch, or the puncture holes of the compass make these works feel raw and real. You can see the method and time taken to create them, and that is what makes them so unique.

 

If you are interested in Thomas Stemples works, please get in touch with us at info@rhodescontempoeraryart.com for further details.

 

You can book you appointment for the exhibition opening via the button below. Open from 11am - 6pm.  

 

Book your appointment for 'Memories' by Thomas Stemple

 

January 7, 2022