Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam
“Inspired by the 1960s and ‘70s, Waldemar Zimbelmann’s illustrations feature living subjects such as animals, children and female figures set in natural landscapes and domestic interiors. The characters reveal the cultural influences that have characterized the life of this artist, who was born into a German minority family in a rural area of Kazakhstan, which later re-emigrated to Germany when he was still a child.
Zimbelmann’s works adopt a twofold approach: literary, because they seem to be inspired by an
iconography that is not far removed from the dimension of myths and fairy tales; textural, through the use and inclusion of recycled materials that interact with each other, establishing a sensation of tactile
perception in the viewer.”
Luigi Fassi for O Youth and Beauty! a three-person exhibition with: Anna Bjerger, Louis Fratino, Waldemar Zimbelmann, 2018-19, Museo Man, Nuoro, Italy
For Art-O-Rama 2019 Waldemar Zimbelmann proposes a series of new works consisting of 4 new collages, being both on paper and made of a selection of 3d objects, alongside two large scale paintings. The booth has been designed to create a further dept in looking at the two/three-dimensional wall works from a distance, to enhance Zimbelmann’s alienating use of perspective.