Guido Zimmermann

Germany (born 1978)

Guido Zimmermann’s works remind us that art does not just belong to the museum but also into public spaces. He is one of the few artists to have recognised that the architectural cityscape can play an important cultural role. The Frankfurt artist’s canvases are big urban walls and anything else that can be painted on. This way, Europe’s metropolises turn into tremendous open-air galleries. He has been involved in the street art project “The Museum on the Street” for a while now that promotes the concept of more art on the home fronts in the Rhein-Main region.

The graffitist and painter has found a fascinating form to create modern masterpieces that are simultaneously entertaining and thought-provoking. He does not limit himself to one particular style or medium. He paints canvasses, carries out gigantic murals and even creates sculptures time and again.

Zimmermann began studying art in 1993, not at university, but on Frankfurt’s streets. He has been interested in the figurative, something quite unusual for the graffiti scene, and experimented with it. A decade later, he completed his degree at the Academy of Visual Arts. This combination enabled the artist to refine his work and participate in major collaborations that have catapulted him to the top of the German street art scene.

His latest works not only demonstrate how two seemingly incompatible stylistic devices such as oil and spray paint complement each other, but also that new generations can rejoice opulent and museum-like art in unconventional settings.