Peter Zimmermann, born 1956 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, is a painter, sculptor and conceptual artist. He studied at the art academy in Stuttgart from 1978 to 1983. Zimmermann has had numerous single or group shows in various galleries and museums all over the world. From 2002 to 2007 he was a professor at the KHM (Kunsthochschule für Medien) in Cologne.

Since the 1980s he has been exploring the possibilities of painting. He is alienating photographies, film stills and diagrams with digital filters and computer programs. These alienations are transferred on a canvas in several layers of transparent epoxy resin. Since 2014 Zimmermann has also been realizing this conceptual approach by using oil colours.