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Kerstin Kartscher: Private War

Kerstin Kartscher: Private War
Library Shelf Location 18.KART
Publication Date 2005
Description Kerstin Kartscher is Tate St Ives third Artist in Residence. Born in 1966 in Nuremberg, Germany, Kartscher's work portrays visionary worlds, which consider ideas of contemporary freedom. Set in a realm where social, emotional and psychological constraints have mutated, her central female characters celebrate their femininity within fantastical, elegant and immense landscapes. Kartscher's narratives evolve from flowing graphic drawings in marker ink on paper or fabric. Composed from a disparate range styles and imagery – from Manga comics to historic etchings to futuristic architecture and traditional seascapes – their elements are exquisitely combined to portray fluid a dialogue of image and idea. The resulting vistas draw the viewer to an exotic meeting place of past, present and future, where Kartscher can explore perspectives of female identity within random collisions of moments in time. Kartscher's seductive drawings on paper and fabric are often adorned with significant accessories such as gilded chains, or form the surface of objects such as boudoir screens or awnings. These items can be seen as possible furnishings for the women in the drawings. The residency has enabled Kartscher to evolve her first room installation, assembling historic and contemporary objects around an ongoing theme of the shelter. Both evocative and decorative, whilst recognising the roles of women in history, this ornate sanatorium offers a compelling sanctuary for the imagination.
ISBN 1854376292
Quantity 1
Pages 32
Editor Sara Hughes
Format Paperback
Publisher Tate Publishing
Related Artist Kerstin Kartscher
Categories Drawing, Painting
Language English

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