"Never rhyme, da kann akademie rein" - "Dogma I am God" - the palindromes of André Thomkins (1930 - 1985) have an inherent principle of reflection, which also orients an important part of his artistic work. In connection with the ideas of surrealism, the Swiss painter, draftsman and poet created works that playfully deal with the pictorial relationship between a "here" and a "there". With wit and a refined technical inventiveness, André Thomkins tricks reality and is at the same time its subtle interpreter.
Loosely based on the title of a programmatic work by André Thomkins, “Mindwork – Manual Work, Day and Night” with around 170 drawings and watercolours, paintings and objects is the artist’s first overview exhibition in a museum in Berlin for more than 30 years.
A special exhibition of the National Gallery of the State Museums in Berlin in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein