Inspired by her observations, thoughts, and feelings, Berlin painter Franziska Klotz distills contemporary history paintings from today’s flood of media images, interrogating the motif, confronting existential questions, and exploring the means of painting itself. These works are based on opposites: dark versus light, cold versus warm, form versus color, the defined versus the amorphous-chaotic.
About the artist
Born 1979 in Dresden, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Organizing the image field using color, shape and surface – the genuine means of painting – is central to the art of Franziska Klotz. Her work is characterized by a virtuosic handling of the different modes of painting. Using these purely painterly means, the Berlin-based artist always deals with the real world of the 20th and 21st century, toward which she pursues a subjective perspective that is guided by her personal impressions and feelings.