To Dream, to Collect


Timothy Schmitz

1964 United States

3 Works exhibited

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Schmitz says: 

"Over the past several years, I have worked with a wide range of materials, and most recently I have been using digitally applied techniques, so to create pieces that defy classification as either paintings or sculpture.My aesthetic expresses itself in the complete resolution of the various chosen materials, both mechanically and aesthetically. 

For me, the process itself is extremely satisfying. The varied artist- applied surfaces work in harmony with the varied machine-made surfaces. The tension between the materials and the combination of analogue and digital methods has resulted in works that are at peace with themselves.

My current work draws from a minimalist vocabulary. Compositions of light, colour, and idea fuse together in these orchestrations of surface. There is a quiet grace in this current work, a purging of the extraneous, and a reduction to visual essence. Notice, as you move around the work, how the colour values shift from dark to light, how forms appear then dissolve. The effect is a sort of kinetic cinematic experience. These are colour field films. There is an incessant shifting in this work that is its drama. A network of surfaces refusing to be simply described or pinned down. The viewer becomes the viewed behind the surfaces of glowing colour fields. There is a certain mystery and intrigue in this body of work that I find compelling."



Timothy Schmitz creates objects of beauty and contemplation. Schmitz initiated himself into the art world as a ceramicist. The unique forms of his ceramic vessels and objects combined with highly process oriented finishes, earned the attention of LewAllen Galleries, which presented his first solo exhibition in 1995. The success of this work together with his interest in surfaces led Schmitz to produce both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.

Highly process-oriented, he has always experimented non-traditional methods. Schmitz suggests the myriad of materials he currently works with lend itself, technically, to a much wider field of experimentation, to create luminescent pieces blurring the line between paintings and sculpture.

Schmitz’ recent work depicts minimalist concepts, but features complex techniques. His art is characterized by its unusal compositional harmonies and understated expressiveness. Between the lines of his works, the Japanese aesthetic notion is revealed, claiming that beauty comes from visually modest and humble images. There is a quiet grace in his current work, a purging of the extraneous and a reduction to visual essence. The overall effect is luminous with shifting and floating compositions of lights, colours, and ideas, which fuse together in elegant surface orchestrations. The luminescence and minimal elegance of his work capture the observer's mind and it enable contemplative insight transcending simple intellectual conception.

Collected, both nationally and internationally, his work has been featured in significant museum shows, gallery exhibitions, and in numerous corporate and private collections across the country. He continues to work prolifically in Minneapolis, MN.

Works by Timothy Schmitz

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50.8 x 50.8 x 11.4 cm

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25.4 x 50.8 x 11.4 cm

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50.8 x 50.8 x 11.4 cm

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