Thorsten Zwinger

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Thorsten Zwinger (artist pseudonym ZWINGER, born March 23, 1962 in Greifswald) is a German painter.

Greifswald Place in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Greifswald, officially the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald, is a city in northeastern Germany.

Painting Practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. The final work is also called a painting.



Exhibition "Palmers Pausen", 2016 Thorsten Zwinger, exhibition, Palmers Pausen.jpg
Exhibition "Palmers Pausen", 2016

Thorsten Zwinger works on the assumptions of an image survey, which pursues three media basics: 1. As a painter, he operates in a structurally designed character system, which is intended to switch off historically loaded attachments to terms such as abstraction, concreteness, narration, illusionism, pop art, concept, realism. The 2. line is complementary to painting. Zwinger photographes as others would draw. Both basics cross correspondingly above the endpoints of visibility: resolution (painting) and concretion (photography). The 3. line attempts to transfer the problem between image and perception into the spatial. The sculptures of blown glass volumes, or of alienated packaging, which are designed as objects, are to investigate the phenomenon of appearance.

Abstraction in its main sense is a conceptual process where general rules and concepts are derived from the usage and classification of specific examples, literal signifiers, first principles, or other methods.

Concreteness is an aspect of communication that means being specific, definite, and vivid rather than vague and general. A concrete communication uses specific facts and figures. Concreteness is often taught in college communication courses as one of the aspects of effective communication. Counselors, attorneys, job interviewers, etc. often prod their interviewees to speak with greater concreteness. For instance, if a witness says he gave his wife "a bit of a slap," the cross-examining lawyer might ask how hard he hit her. A job interviewer will often ask probing questions to elicit more concrete information; e.g., "Could you give me an example of when you did XXX?"

Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience. Narration encompasses a set of techniques through which the creator of the story presents their story, including:

He lives in Greifswald and Berlin. He is an ancestor of Eugen Zwinger.

Eugen Zwinger pastor and founder of the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany in Hempstead, New York

Heinrich Louis Ewald Eugen Zwinger was a pastor and founder of the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany in Hempstead, New York.

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