The Schaubühne in Berlin is one of the leading German-language theaters. Six internationally acclaimed photographers of our time occupied themselves artistically with the Schaubühne’s ensemble of actors.

Valeria Heisenberg

Paläste, Vitrinen, Aquarien
The paintings of the Berlin artist Valeria Heisenberg take the metaphor literally of the painting as a reflection of the world. Aluminium boards are painted and colourless varnish is applied. These works are centred round chance found motifs in which a diffuse landscape, usually that of a city, is reflected. At the same time, these false reflections allow the viewer to look behind the glass surfaces to the space beyond, lending the paintings a surprising and confusing dimension of depth.
Photographs are the point of departure; these are transferred in detail to the thin metal boards without, however, any attempt to create photo-realist effects: the individual strokes of the paintbrush remain visible. The surfaces of the boards emerge as multiple nested pictorial spaces that are not to be understood rationally.

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"Valeria Heisenberg"

August 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-68-0

0,00 x 0,00 cm

without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English