Thomas Rentmeister – Germany
Thomas Rentmeister,"Käfig (Cage): sans titre", 2012 © Thomas Rentmeister, VG Bild-Kunst , Bonn, 2013, Foto: Bernd Borchard, Berlin
Portrait: © Bernd Borchard, Berlin
Thomas Rentmeister is a German artist. He currently lives in Berlin and teaches at the Braunschweig University of Art “Hochschule für Bildende Künste”.
Rentmeister studied from 1987 to 1993 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Rentmeister has become known to a larger audience with his high-gloss polyester sculptures which look like oversized blobs or comic figures. His work is in numerous collections including the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany; Kolumba, Cologne, Germany; MARTa Herford, Germany; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany; Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany; Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany.
“Resale right is an important achievement of copyright. Fine art artists are not used to commercialize their works. Therefor they appreciate that resale right guaranties a fair participation in the income generated by their works when the works gain value on the market.”