After venturing to the limits of abstraction in recent years, and occasionally even exceeding them, Franziska Klotz returns to a style of painting more oriented on the object in her current works. At the center of our exhibition is a group of nine paintings that invariably depict faces of women who convey to their audience an air of seriousness and dignity, but above all self-confidence. Wholly motif – and at the same time wholly painting; strange and yet familiar, close yet remote.
A closer look reveals the specific features of these faces: the models of Franziska Klotz’s paintings are not girls and women sitting face-to-face with the artist, but portraits of women painted on thin wooden panels, who have not been amongst the living for nearly two thousand years.
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.