Thomas Grünfeld was born in Opladen, Germany, and studied at the Stuttgart Art Academy (1978-82). Lives and works in Cologne.Thomas Grünfeld's pieces are always ambiguous, or rather hybrid. They provoke in the viewer attraction and uneasiness and cause deep questioning on the nature of art, on the statute of artistic objects in general. In this sense, his «Misfits» are his emblematic pieces, collages of taxidermized animals. The «Eye Painting» series present themselves under the aspect of a monochrome resin surface, covered with small glasseyes that observe the viewer. Between 1980 and 1995, he had several exhibitions in German cities like Stuttgart, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Bonn, as well as in Paris, Milan, London and Barcelona. He has also participated in collective exhibitions around the world.