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German artist Peter Zimmermann uses digital technology to create a vibrant new form of abstraction. He selects images copied from the World Wide Web and other electronic sources, then manipulates them using various computer filters. The processed images become the matrix for his paintings, executed with layers of plastic resin poured directly onto stretched canvas. While recalling the work of a preceding generation of American Color Field painters, Zimmermann's abstractions retain the imprint of technological manipulation, making it a product of its time. The luminous surfaces evoke traditional stained glass windows as well as the modern glow of television and computer monitors. Part electronic automation and part artistic intuition, Zimmermann's paintings underscore the influence of technology on our 21st-century world view.

Currents is a new series of exhibitions showcasing leading edge work in a variety of media by emerging and established international artists.

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Peter Zimmermann