Born 1959 in Meppen, Germany

The sculptures of Andreas Slominski (b 1959 in Meppen, Germany) were first noticed in the early eighties. While his works dating from that time were the size of fairly small sculptures, in recent years they have grown into often voluminous installations. From the start, Slominski sought direct dialogue with the viewer. His so-called “traps” are absurd-looking baits, somewhere between sculpture and functional object. Similarly to Duchamp, he integrates everyday objects into the context of art in order to visualise the process of artistic perception. His work includes bicycles, windmills, found objects and materials taken from everyday life, showing components of his ironic universe along with a tribute to dadaist ideas.(GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC, Paris,London and Salzburg)