René Zeh (b. 1973 Kempten, Germany) studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Selected exhibitions include solo shows at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf and Frankfurter Kunstverein, shows at the Artspace in Auckland, New Zealand and Fidericianum in Kassel; his work was also included at the 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art in Vilnius. The artist lives and works in Düsseldorf.
In his installations, sculptures and collages, René Zeh examines the superficial perfection of our contemporary world, duly revealing the discrepancy between the designs for a better world and its actual implementation. In so doing, the coordinates of design, architecture and lifestyle shift in favour of a seemingly perfect but essentially flawed environment which has elevated living to become a social spectacle in which modern subjectivity must continually present itself.
Dr. Vanessa Joan Müller