Thomas Baumgartel is active/lives in Germany. Thomas Baumgartel is known for street art, urban painting (banana pointillism), installation, performance.
Biography Thomas Baumgartel
Thomas Baumgärtel, also known under the pseudonym Banana Sprayer is a German street art pioneer, performance, and installation artist. His work includes drawings, photo-collages, prints, and over-spraying of objects. The core element of his art is the banana, which he puts on walls, but also on canvas and paper. Other prefects include acrylics, spray-grams, and spraying of his ‘Golden Pieces’.
He was born in 1960 in Rheinberg/Niederrhein, Germany and studied Liberal Arts from 1985 to 1990 at the FH Köln-Cologne University of Applied Sciences, and later in 1995 he graduated psychology at the University of Cologne.
He used the banana as a medium or tool for the first time in 1984 when Baumgärtel did his civilian serv
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