Thomas Swinkels' practice moves between sculpture, photography, video, and installation and is informed by his time living in a squat.
Thomas considers his work parasitic: it feeds off found objects, low-fi technologies, and stories from his immediate surroundings. This emphasis on locality is both a condition for and an ambition of his work.
Browse works by Thomas Swinkels
Igloo in L.A.
Thomas Swinkels Igloo in L.A.
Thomas Swinkels Safe 7 (2022)
Pininfarina [IMJUSTWHIPPING] (2016)
Thomas Swinkels (1988) is a Berlin-based artist from the Netherlands. After graduating in 2015 from AKV|St.Joost in Breda he was a participant at De Ateliers in Amsterdam from 2017 - 2019. Here he met Anders, Frieder and Henna with whom he organized the artist initiative Root Canal (www.rootcanal.eu). In 2023 he was a resident at Wiels, Brussels.
His work has been presented at Buzzer Reeves (DE), Billytown (NL), Beelden in Leiden (NL), Spirit shop (PT), Annie Gentils Gallery (BE), P/////AKT (NL), De Appel (NL) and Kasteel Wijlre (NL), among others. He is supported by the Mondriaan Fonds (NL).