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Sabine Finkenauer
updated: 07/21/2009
website: www.sabinefinkenauer.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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exterior
exterior
curtain
architecture
architecture
interior
interior
interior
interior
architecture
head
head
Alles wird gut / Everything will be fine
architecture
blue garden
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, craft, pattern, collage, childhood, domestic, figurative, abstract, architecture
 
 
exterior by Sabine Finkenauer
exterior
gouache on paper
2008
26" x  35" 
exterior by Sabine Finkenauer
exterior
gouache on paper
2008
26" x  35" 
curtain by Sabine Finkenauer
curtain
pencil on paper
2009
23 " x  16,5 " 
architecture by Sabine Finkenauer
architecture
gouache on paper
2007
30" x  41" 
architecture by Sabine Finkenauer
architecture
gouache on paper
2007
30" x  41" 
interior by Sabine Finkenauer
interior
collage on paper
2008
14 " x  20 " 
interior by Sabine Finkenauer
interior
collage on paper
2008
14 " x  20 " 
interior by Sabine Finkenauer
interior
gouache on paper
2008
30 " x  41 " 
interior by Sabine Finkenauer
interior
gouache on paper
2008
30 " x  41 " 
architecture by Sabine Finkenauer
architecture
pencil on paper
2007
16,5 " x  23 " 
head by Sabine Finkenauer
head
lacqued iron bar
2007
65" x  91"  x 0,4" 
head by Sabine Finkenauer
head
fabric
2007
73" x  79"  x 0,1" 
Alles wird gut / Everything will be fine by Sabine Finkenauer
Alles wird gut / Everything will be fine
fabric
2007
71" x  75"  x 0,1" 
architecture by Sabine Finkenauer
architecture
fabric
2007
57 " x  75 "  x 0,1 " 
blue garden by Sabine Finkenauer
blue garden
lacqued iron bar
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
What attracts me to drawing is precisely the frugality of the medium, which facilitates a very direct and immediate execution. The quality that underscores the bareness and simplicity of the expression I seek in my work lies in this austerity of resources.

My work generally treats just of “things,” objects taken from daily life such as pieces of furniture, dresses, plants, buildings, or mountains. Figures such as little girls, princesses, or dolls that appear to be related to children’s stories and imaginary worlds are also present. This whole universe of “things” is portrayed in a simple yet rigorous formal language, playfully situated between abstraction and concrete images. Also leading to poetry and irony, my approach to this seemingly naïve or even stupid imaginary world is clearly formalistic. In my search for the limits of representation, things are divested of their attributes and converted into “form.” Form is the true theme of my work—the ambiguity between representation and definition being a sign or symbol that travels in an intimate and subjective way from the visible to the invisible, from what we see to that which exists.

Artist Bio / CV

1961 born in Rockenhausen, Germany
1981-88 studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich, Germany • from 1993 lives and works in Barcelona

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / selection • 2009 Art Amsterdam, Artbackoffice, Amsterdam • Gallery Miquel Alzueta, Casavells, Girona • 2008 Gallery Can Mora, Sant Vicenç de Montalt, Barcelona • Drawings Objects, MasArt  Gallery, Barcelona • Playground, Gallery Carmen de la Calle, Madrid • 2007 Anima, Städtische Galerie Villingen–Schwenningen, Germany • Domestic, L'Estruch Cultural Center, Sabadell • 2006 Dibuixos, Gallery Sis, Sabadell • La casa de Carmen, Gallery Carmen de la Calle, Madrid • Open House, Gallery MasArt, Barcelona • 2005 Lectures, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • Art Frankfurt, Gallery MasArt, Frankfurt • Minyonies, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy • 2004 Artothek, Munich • Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • 2002 De niñas y flores, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • 2001 Gallery Claramunt, Barcelona

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / selection • 2009 Gallery Esther Montoriol, Laberints, Barcelona • Can Framis, Fundación Vila Casas, Barcelona • Arco '09, MasArt Gallery, Madrid • 2008 Arco '08, MasArt Gallery, Madrid • Arte Fiera, Gallery Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Bologna • 2007 NY Drawing Center, Non-Declarative Drawing • Sommer, Sonne, Mond und Sterne, Gallery Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim • 2006 Art Brussels, Gallery MasArt, Brussels 2005 Lectures, Gallery Esther Montoriol, Barcelona • Art Frankfurt, Gallery MasArt, Frankfurt • Minyonies, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy • 2004 Imágenes ambiguas…, Gallery de la Riba, Cadaqués • Fauna, Gallery MasArt, Barcelona • 2003 Soledades, Gallery Hartmann, Barcelona • Gallery MasArt, Barcelona • 2002 Arco 02, Gallery Claramunt, Madrid • Gallery Senda, Fundación Codespa, Barcelona • 47º Salon Européen de Jeunes Créateurs, Montrouge • 2001 Art Frankfurt, Gallery Claramunt, Frankfurt • 2000 Gallery Katia Ried, Munich