About the artist Thomas Baumgärtel
The banana – a statement, his weapon: it is Thomas
Baumgärtel’s commendation for galleries and other art venues.
As one of the first street artists in Germany, the Colognebased
painter has been using his banana stencil as a universal
tool for more than thirty years now. Baumgärtel also manipulates
the past by transforming ‘old masters’ or three-dimensional
objects with his templates and textual messages. In
doing so, he points to painful aspects of contemporary society.