Portraits Etched on Car Hoods by Thomas Klipper

Using car hoods found at local scrap yards as his canvas, Berlin-based artist Thomas Klipper creates impressive drypoint etchings inspired by current social conflicts over human rights and emancipation. His latest solo exhibition titled “Resist! Oder let it be!” at Nagel Draxler Gallery on view through August 31st, consists of a series of striking portraits of political figures in an examination of global economic problems and crises. Via the official press release: "The car is an important symbol of success in post-war Germany. The closing of German factories and the outsourcing of manufacturing to low wage countries mirrors the increasingly oppressive international refugee problem."

Find out more about Thomas's work here.

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Images courtesy of  Nagel Draxler Gallery