Born in 1953, Patrick Schumacher is a German contemporary sculptor based in Nice, France. Classically trained in the foundation of Art in Strasbourg, France, he specializes in restoring art antiquities. As a result of his training, Schumacher acquired an extensive range of technical knowledge which he applies to a broad spectrum of materials. Finding inspiration in cultural origins combined with his interests in both classical and Asiatic art he rose his three-dimensional contemporary mythical creatures that he is best known for in today’s art world. With humor and humility, the artist creates meaningful pieces fed by sense and aesthetic.
“I try, in my personal work to express the possible parallels between animals and humans combining humor and mockeries.” – P. Schumacher
His most notable series include: Rhinozebros (2005), a rhinoceros adorned with a zebra skin, Boud’Key (2008), a fusion between Buddha and Mickey, his ironic response to the term “globalization” and the rise of consumer society at the expense of spirituality, Fuck Panda (2011) a Panda (WWF logo) on a can of nuclear waste subtitled “You want to fuck my life”.
While remaining humorous and aesthetically attractive, his messages become more powerful reflecting current environmental and humanitarian issues. His work is created to serve as a vehicle to reach people and stratas of society not readily addressed on other platforms.
Schumacher’s reputation continues to grow around the world, respected by prestigious galleries. His works are present in many private collections in France, Germany, Italy, USA, Monaco.
In my personal work I try to find possible parallels between animals and people at the point where humor and derison meet. – P. Schumacher