Thomas Pfaffinger lives and works as a multidisciplinary artist in Hanover.


During his studies in contemporary music, Pfaffinger developed a unique language of sound in the field of experimental electroacoustic. His performances were featured in renowned institutions and festivals such as CONTEMPORARY VENICE, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, ZKM Karlsruhe, Musik21 Festival, transmediale Berlin and ctm Festival Berlin.


​His visual work differs between sculptural canvas works, installation, video and photography. In his conceptual painting series, he creates structures and forms using the chemistry of the medium.

His immersive exhibitions become space for subjects such as psychology and social structures. For instance, his video work DUST deals with the impact of our performance-oriented society using an intense sound design and disrupting performance elements to create a state of suction for the observer.

Pfaffinger’s works are part of collections in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Poland.​


Text by Max Winkler

Pics by Simon Höfele

Thomas Pfaffinger - Portrait