Thomas Bayrle: One Day on Success Street

November 29, 2016 – March 26, 2017 │ Miami

Deutsche Bank is pleased to sponsor this major survey of the renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle, at the ICA Miami.

Known for his prescient depictions of mega cities and bodies consumed by machines, Thomas Bayrle (b. 1937) is a Frankfurt-based artist whose work spans mediums and movements including Pop, Op, and Conceptual art. His humorous and satirical multi-media works are characterized by “super- forms,” large images composed of repetitive smaller cell-like patterns.

This exhibition is a major survey and first American museum presentation dedicated to the highly accomplished yet under-recognized German artist. Spanning 30 years, Deutsche Bank has collected over 100 works on paper by this artist and will loan three works from the collection for the ICA presentation. The exhibition traces Bayrle’s exploration of the profoundly complex impact of technology on humans and their environments over the course of his nearly 50-year career and will feature painting, sculpture, video, collage, and installation.

On view will be some 75 works from the 1960s through the present day. The exhibition begins with Bayrle’s handmade representations of highways expressively rendered as elaborate landscapes. In a related series of works, these motifs evolve into modern cities and waves of pedestrians set into interminable grids. At the center of Bayrle’s focus is the experience of the urban citizen and the artist—in works from the 1980s, landscapes and architectures unfold into surreal human figures.

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