Oliver Thie’s artistic approach is mostly based on a detailed examination of scientific visualisation techniques. His “Drawing Research”, as he himself calls it, deals with microscopic organisms, among other things.
Since a research stay at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (2014-2016), Thie has dedicated himself to the Hawaiian cave cicada, which is only 3 mm in size. Its scientific name Oliarus polyphemus also serves as the heading for…
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Image above: Oliver Thie, “Dirt or what doesn’t belong to the animal”, 2015/21, ink on film, 220×20 cm