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The Epoxy Resin Floors of Peter Zimmerman

Posted onApril 27th 2016The Epoxy Resin Floors of Peter Zimmerman

German artist Peter Zimmerman is well known for his experiments with epoxy as a painting medium. Peter often takes images and processes them with digital filters until they are unrecognizable, using them as motifs for the works he then paints. The shapes themselves are built upon algorithms which he uses to interpret the art which the floors are meant to highlight. The end result adds a warmth and dimension to these pieces which makes marble or carpeted floors seem antiquated by comparison.

In a sense this installation helps elevate the user as an interactive element, leaving their own subtle marks and impressions on each piece, as Peter describes in his own words:

“I wanted to show that these works are based on my experience of previously used techniques. In this sense the floor, which has been covered in epoxy resin, could represent a pedestal. The floor acts as the past supporting the present, the topical. When I realised my first floor piece about eight years ago, it represented an attempt to break with the shiny surface of the synthetic resin works. The fact that visitors actually walk on it necessarily means that the surface will get scratched, destroyed. It develops a kind of patina as a result. Trainers leave scuff marks, high heels leave scratches. All of which are all interesting relics. “

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