The structure of human perception and memory and their resulting effects play a fundamental role within my works. The order of events, moments and existences, their individual and social/ collective retention and conservation and the effects tied to their momentary truth and a possible future have become a key theme for me over the course of the last couple of years. The wish for reliability and the belief in scientific facts and durability are greedy ones. But what exactly does truth mean and how is it created? We preserve facts whenever we witness an event, be it alone or in a social group. We constantly try to prevent loss and to extend and optimize our archives. But what happens, if we look, let´s say at a simple vase, in retrospect. A vase that we have seen just some short moment ago and we want to convey its essence to others. We even took some photos and notes of aforesaid vase. We are able to generally describe it and highlight its essential characteristics, of course. But already a selective process has started at that very moment. What size was it exactly? Which details were important? The vase may still live up to its description, but since the focus was on the vase you may wonder in what surrounding it was standing or which other thoughts crossed your mind during your examination. Inevitably an inexorable process of transformation is starting. In this very moment it will become impossible for us to perceive the very same vase in the very same way as the person from back then. The truth of the moment lies in the past now. Irretrievable. I am fascinated by following this thought within my works. To understand my painting as an open memory of sorts. To let the colour adapt to the way the brain works. Therefor layers and erasures are influencing the process fundamentally. The basic approach to the implementation often surrenders to the essential thought. Not every archive works the same way. These themes refer to my personal archive of images as well as directly to the process of painting itself. In the end the picture is to decide about the truth of its own moment.
Deutcher Bundestag Art Collection
SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin
Sammlung Deutsche Bundesbank
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Werkschauhalle Rundgang der Spinnerei GalerienLeipzig Germany 13 - 15 Apr 201815 international galleries are invited by the Spinnerei Galleries for this year´s traditional autumn gallery tour (Rundgang) at the former cotton spinning mill in Leipzig. We have been invited by...
Volta New York7 - 11 Mar 2018For Volta NY 2018 (booth D17) we conceived a two-artist dialogue around the human experience, though perspectives of memory and labor. Anna Bittersohl culls from an internal database of sorts...
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PAN Amsterdam19 - 26 Nov 2017PAN AMSTERDAM: FAIR FOR ART, ANTIQUES AND DESIGN RAI Amsterdam conference building Europaplein 20 1078 GZ Amsterdam Booth 88
For Real Art Fair18 - 22 Jan 2017Join us at the exciting new art fair dedicated to contemporary realism: FOR REAL! FOR REAL (formerly REALISME) is the new art fair for contemporary figuration. FOR REAL focuses on...
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