The particular way to reproduce nature has characterized the artist's work for nearly 40 years. 45 large scale, colourful pop pansies - each one unique - will be shown in the exhibition DAS PARLAMENT, alongside man-sized meadow flower sculptures, and an urban planning model.
For Thomas Stimm creating large sculptures has always been his original and ongoing aspiration. After the first large-scaled papier-mâché try-outs at the beginning of the 70s, he decided to focus on smaller sculptures. 1980 was the start for his clay series: idylls, landscapes, everyday situations with humans “en miniature”.
From the 90s, the artist began with his pasture-, fruit-, blossom-, and flower sculptures made of clay, polyurethane, and aluminium. These plants were a particular challenge to again venture on to oversized scales. Thomas Stimm considers the crowfoots (aluminium) - first shown in this exhibition - as “stela”, truly classic, sculptural forms.
The sculptures have become part of the public space: 2008 aluminium-cast, larger-than-life and colourfully painted, in front of the Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna; 2009 Skulpturenpark Cologne; 2010 within the project "publicart Niederösterreich", Hüttendorf.
Terranian Dot, a model for urban planning (originally designed for Berlin) is conceived as a planetarian meeting point for terranians. In the very center of the plaza would be a huge sculpture which embodies the sun, a sculpture of 20-meters height with ten sunrays. One of these sunrays holds planet Earth which represents our “home” in space. Terranian Dot provides new insights into the concept “home”. Soylent Green: Thomas Stimm / Uta Weber, 2009