Gunnar Zimmer was born in Aachen in 1974. He was educated as sculptor at Schauspielhaus Bochum and studied communication design at Folkwang University, Essen. Since 2004 he lives in Berlin.

His predominantly large-format works on canvas remind us of the supra-individual moment of dreams and archetypes. They offer an emotional pause in the visual and are very personal, pictorial, artistic interventions in the restless flood of our over-aesthetised world of images.

“It’s not about telling something. Through painting, the picture can be created, but as in a dream, the picture as a space or moment where something takes place and is experienced, cannot be grasped or entered.”