Thomas Schütte is one of the most multi-talented artists of our time. His work refuses to be categorised in any way, for the artist works in many techniques and with a wide variety of materials and consistently develops his work further. After studying with Fritz Schwegler and Gerhard Richter at the Düsseldorf Academy, he soon shines with exhibition participations, as in 1981 at the "Westkunst" exhibition in Cologne or in 1987 both at Documenta 6 in Kassel and in Münster at the Skulptur. Projekt. His numerous awards include the Arnold Bode Prize at documenta 1990, the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 1998, the Lichtwark Prize in 2004 and the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Contemporary Sculpture in 2014, as well as the Golden Lion for his presentation at the Venice Biennale in 2005. His work, which often focuses on human beings, bears witness to an irrepressible love of experimentation, irony and creative power.