Kerstin Grimm

Berlin, Germany

Kerstin Grimm draws her creatures with ink, coal, chalk and watercolors on transparent paper, assembling fragments of different drawings to a multilayered picture, where strange protagonists meet in a strange vast landscape and get into mutual relations. Her landscape as a place of fiction is composed of drawn implications of scenic layering and horizon, as well as of abstract and geometric elements, which the spectator is ready to fill with meaning. The multiple play with chance causes the images to adopt the logic of dreams. Her bronze sculptures correspond to her drawings, modelled in wax and combined with disparate ready-mades of different origins (e.g. parts of dolls, fragments of plants, etc.). As such composite creatures these sculptures develop their conclusive appearance: comfortably familiar and shockingly strange.

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