Bernier/Eliades Gallery Brussels - Philip A. Zimmermann - 26.01 > 03.04.2021
The Bernier/Eliades Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of the German artist Philip A. Zimmermann entitled “I would prefer not to / ich möchte lieber nicht”.
Philip A. Zimmermann is a German painter and photographer who is working and living in his hometown, Saarbrücken, Germany.
His practice is directly derived from Urban Art and Graffiti Art, where he has been active since the early 2000s. Grafitti, tagging and murals have been seen as vandalism for a long period of time. This perception changed at the turn of
the 21st century and became more and more popular and is now part of today’s artistic creation.
“Public Street art is an essential critic against the system and the establishment. This fight should be led by the young people, instead of wasting their years in front of a screen.” As says Zimmermann.
In his work, he has transformed daily observations into a well-constructed visual critique of politics and consumerism. The ephemeral aspect of tagging connects with the need for a renewal and the idea of constantly painting over existing things.