Susanne Roewer’s works combine the artist’s intense interest in materials with an artistic sensibility and conceptual wit. Her sometimes extensive research and observations lead her to historical figures and events, folk art and old fables, but also to current socio-political debates and events. The diversity of the themes reveals the contemporary in the historical, and returns that which is seemingly past back to the present. The humorous titles contrast with the seriousness of the works: the artist thereby challenges the spectator to follow her into the alternative universes of her art.
About the artist
Born 1971 in Bad Schlema, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
In the works of Susanne Roewer often two conflicting materials collide, forming a fragile new entity. Susanne Roewer’s sculptures in particular are rooted in her exploration of elementary materials, such as metal, stone or glass, combining figurative elements with an abstract form language. During the process of creation, the artist is frequently guided by the material and its specific qualities.