Peter Zimmermann (b 1956), who today lives and works in Cologne, is considered as one of the outstanding protagonists of conceptual painting.
He is primarily interested in the influence of digital reproducibility on contemporary painting. In his work he manipulates photos digitally into abstract painting. He pours his templates in varnishing layers of epoxy resin onto canvas. The abstract, aesthetic surfaces hardly permit any clues to the original templates. Zimmermann's works among others can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt and the collection of contemporary art of the FRG in Bonn.