Peter Zimmermann is one of those artists who manage to find their own unique style and whose works are easily recognisable. His style is undoubtedly connected with a special technique, which features a combination of computer graphics and painting. Peter broadly uses capabilities of computer graphic software (principally Photoshop), making it an essential part of the creative process. Using different graphic algorithms, he modifies the source image until it becomes unrecognizable, abstract.
On making this transformation, the artist transmits the resulted image on canvas by superimposing a lot of translucent brightly-coloured layers of epoxy resin. Before being solid, the fluid epoxy resin transforms itself during the process of application. In spite of the fact that a direction has been given by the artist, the result is never completely predictable. The material adds new dimension to Peter’s images: spreading over the white surface of the canvas, hardened epoxy resin gives the viewer an impression that the interior light shines through the translucent layers and intensifies the colours.
Peter Zimmermann also used his technique to accomplish several interesting projects. One of such projects is a special series of manual-painted skateboards for Mekanism.
Another project is a large-scale artwork on the wall in a foyer of the district court in D?sseldorf, Germany.
I would also like to share a short documentary, which introduces the art of Peter Zimmermann and his exhibition art the Columbus Museum of Art.