Alibis: Sigmar Polke


Sigmar Polke is a German artist with a quirky sense of humor. I imagine he inspired David Shrigley to some extent. What did he make? All kinds of things really. Some large textiles are enjoyable, among them The Large Cloth of Abuse is pretty brilliant for its name alone. It's also funny to see the the different fabrics he used, ones that were presumably readily available in the 1960s: patterns of football players and so on.

He made a lot of raster art as well. I love a good raster. Some early glitch art made with a photocopier. Oh, and some sort of shamanic experiments where he tried to find mystical connections between himself, William Blake and Leonardo da Vinci.

Alibis: Sigmar Polke (1963-2010) is at the Tate Modern until February 8th, 2015

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