Regarded by many as one of the world’s most creative talents, Christoph Niemann‘s upcoming retrospective will provide a peek into his whimsical and expansive world.

Through never-before-seen watercolours and notebooks from his personal collection, new VR experiences, large murals and a special children’s nook with his interactive apps, featured alongside the artist’s most celebrated works, visitors will be immersed in a world of creativity.

This will include a full collection of New Yorker covers and New York Times editorial work, political illustrations including contributions to Museum of Modern Art’s animated series “Design and Violence”, Sunday Sketching (Abrams, 2016) and many of his publications, plus the viral “Cycling man” and other digital animations.

Niemann’s strength as an illustrator is based on his ability to communicate the essence of daily life, in all of its profundity and humour, with just a few concise strokes.

His work is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum’s Talking Pictures: Camera Phone Conversations Between Artists exhibition, as well as being the subject of a full episode of Netflix’s documentary series, The Abstract: The Art of Design.

The Masters Series: Christoph Niemann takes place at the School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery, New York City, from 30 September – 4 November 2017.

Main image: Camera, Sunday Sketch, 2014 | All images courtesy of School of Visual Arts

 

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