Timo Grim (1990) is a young artist from Hamburg, Germany. In his work, he is primarily concerned with the possibilities offered by the medium of painting in the age of globalization and digitalization. In a way, his art is a counter-reaction to the production of digital images.


In his recent work, Grimm experiments with the materiality of this medium. What seem to be broken Dutch Delft-tiles, are actually oil paintings on canvas, with real cracks across the frame. These cracks are the result of a complex construction of the frame, which was broken into pieces and rearranged. The end result draws the viewer’s attention to the opportunities of the medium itself. Grimm uses remaining pieces of the frame for new compositions which interpret the pieces in a different way. Thus, he combines what already exists into new creations, demonstrating the endless possibilities of the medium.