Gabriele Stuckemeier

Artist Statement

 

I am exploring the transient relationship between the body and space. Painting is the starting point of my practice. I love the repetitive, rhythmical and meditative process which is, at the same time, the most genuine but mainly invisible spatial dimension of painting. The sensual experience of the making, the phenomenology of the materials and colour, transform my work into sculptural projects. This is not static, it is a dynamic process of interaction between body, mind and space.

 

The materials I am using cover a wide range - oil based, acrylic and enamel paints, found objects, stretched canvas, chopped up and double-sided painted canvas and more recently transparent paper.

 

I am looking for the thinnest line between matter and space to make the gap visible – which is a paradox in itself, but also reflects the game that life is.