Thomas Pearl

Thomas Perl's pictures are characterized by his many years of activity in the field of sculpture. The combination of an enormously wide range of intense colors and shapes creates an abstract world of images that constantly radiates movement and dynamism. Perl makes use of all the possibilities of creative expression and sets no limits in the choice of materials. The recipient is repeatedly surprised in the pictures, constantly recognizing new elements that inspire his imagination.

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Thomas Perl was born on January 13, 1962 in Cologne. His early education resulted in attending the technical college for design in Cologne, where he discovered and deepened his passion for the artistic profession between 1979 and 1981.

He then began studying art at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, which he completed with a diploma in 1986. During his studies he was honored with a scholarship by the Aldegrever Society twice, in 1984 and 1987. These years laid the foundation for his professional career as an artist.

Shortly after his studies, Perl received funding from the Osper Gallery in Cologne, which marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration. The year 1989 was also a personal milestone for Perl, as he married Antonia Caballero Carreno from Seville.

The 1990s were a time of professional growth and recognition for Perl. He began working with the Jaeschke Gallery in Braunschweig and received a teaching position in sculpture at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. A scholarship took him to Seguret in southern France in 1990. He was also present at trade fairs, thanks to the support of Edition Conrad in Bonn. In 1994 he began creating multicolor lithographs, creating another significant part of his portfolio.

At the beginning of the new millennium, Perl moved the center of his life and work from the Rhineland to the Aue Valley. He continued his teaching at the University of Paderborn and set up a permanent exhibition in the Alexander E. Räber Gallery in Zurich.

In 2003 he began converting a barn, which he turned into an artist's studio and completed in 2008. In this newly furnished studio he began a productive phase. Between 2009 and 2012 he dedicated himself to the development of technical sound sculptures and configurable sound steles made of steel, which demonstrated his engagement with the medium of sculpture and his innovative spirit.