Pablo Schlumberger, Artist


Pablo Schlumberger, Die Bürde des Werkes, das ich geschaffen habe, 2020, stoneware, partially glazed, submersile pumps, pvc hose, water, aluminum, mobile heater, 110 x 70 x 35cm


Pablo Schlumberger (born 1990 in Aachen, Germany) lives and works in Cologne. Crossing the fields of sculpture, painting, installation and media art, he draws from the fundus of various (art-) historical epochs, as well as high and pop culture. In his work Schlumberger humorously deals with the question of representation and perception. In this sense everyday objects combining tradition and modernity function as recurring motifs that lost their specificities – such as architecture, coins and fountains. They seemingly take on a life of their own or serve as blind spots for the still unseen. By behaving as Solid Liquids, like two sides of a coin, they pinpoint the increasingly toxic simplification of cultural compositions in our everyday environment.

Recent solo exhibitions include Kennen Sie Köln? Ne, meine Braut ist die See. (Drawing Room, Hamburg, 2021), and Merry May, (Genscher Gallery, Hamburg, 2019). He was selected for the one-year National Young Artist Fellowship of the Kunstverein Hannover, which he will take up in 2022. In 2020, he participated in the exhibition of the Hamburg Arbeitsstipendium recipients at Sammlung Falckenberg, which he received the year prior. He took part in group exhibitions such as Realismus mit Schleife (Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, 2019), The Finest Bubble (YELLOW artspace, Varese, Italy, 2019), Further thoughts on earthy materials (Kunsthaus Ham-burg, 2019) as well as _the dead are losing _ (Klosterruine Berlin, 2018).