Bayrle began his artistic education as a weaver. The interest in patterns, the interlocking and intri-
cate, is evident in much of his work, but balanced so the viewer won’t get completely lost in the
complex system of units.
Since the 1960s, the German artist Thomas Bayrle has been interested in mass production, advertising, consumption and the individual’s place in the collective system. With drawings, graphics, collages, sculpture and animation, Bayrle analyzes society’s visual surroundings and its different structures. The artist has created a unique visual language based on geometry, repetition, innovation and humor. Bayrle’s absurd superstructures, where the layered and repetitive confuses and deceives, can be read as a critical commentary on society and as a metaphor for the community we live in.