Thomas Kiesewetter

Thomas Kiesewetter was born in 1963 in Kassel, Germany. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Recent solo and group exhibitions include: 1999, Sammlung Philara e.V., Düsseldorf; Undercover, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin (2015); Amor Fugit, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2013); Würfel. Skulpturen im Schlosspark, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; Midnight Sky, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels; Köln Skulptur #6, Skulpturenpark Köln, Köln (2012); A Moving Plan B for Chapter 1, The Drawing Room, London (curated by Thomas Scheibitz); Skulpturengarten Villa Schöningen, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam; Wall and Floor, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris; Berliner Metallplastik, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin; Wild Thing, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA (2010); Broken Butterflies (Gasträume 2011: Temporäre Kunstinterventionen im Öffentlichen Raum), Tessiner Platz, Zurich; Grieder Contemporary, Küsnacht / Zurich; Abstrakt // Skulptur, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin; Review / Preview II, Grieder Contemporary Zürich, Switzerland; ENTROPIA, Philara, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst, Düsseldorf; Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2011); Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf (2010); Almine Rech Gallery, Paris; Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin (2009). His work is featured in public collections at The Saatchi Gallery, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and MoMA, New York.

Thomas Kiesewetter makes elegant abstract sculptures in which an industrial material, such as sheet metal, is playfully bent, folded and imbued with organic, almost human characteristics. Bolted together and painted in bold colours, his sculptures are reminiscent of modernist architectural shapes, as much as they make us conscious of the solidity of their single material. These angular works, unified by their material and their colour, look as if they have been frozen in action, caught mid-stride in their slightly neurotic articulation.


Thomas Kiesewetter, ​Broken Butterflies (Version 1), 2010

Thomas Kiesewetter


CASS Artworks by Thomas Kiesewetter


Broken Butterflies

Thomas Keisewetter’s Broken Butterflies (Version 1) is made up of a series of isolated steel shapes that combine to crea…