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Iris Musolf

One-single-artwork-show #5: Iris Musolf

Installation Views

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: One single artwork show #5: Iris Musolf at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2016

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: One single artwork show #5: Iris Musolf at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2016

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Make-Up, mascara, nail polish, Lacquer on paper \r<br>190 x 130 cm \r\n\r\nPhoto: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Wanderer In the haze, 2015

Make-Up, mascara, nail polish, Lacquer on paper
190 x 130 cm Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Loercher introduced a new exhibition format and series of exhibits that will only last one week.
The exhibition format follows the parameters:
1 artist, 1 artwork, 1 week.
Back to the roots. Bildbesprechung. Let´s talk about art.

Galerie Gilla Lörcher is very pleased to present the 5th One-single-artwork-show on 15 December 2016.

One-Single-Artwork-Show #5: Iris Musolf
The artwork:
Iris Musolf | Wanderer In Haze, 2015, 190 x 130 cm
Make-Up, Mascara, Nail Polish, Lacquer on Paper

„Which symptoms of society can manifest themselves in blown-up surfaces? How much depth is there to an air-filled casing or to a photograph of a runway model? In which way will I have to alter the visual presence in order to make the responses change as well?
My obsession is with trivial merchandise and throw-away items that reveal a world of optimized surfaces, unsubstantial fun, and colorful images. By subjecting these items to different materialities, I bestow upon them an archaeological persistence that in turn seems to fade immediately. Shining symbols of lightness, joy, and even superficial consumerism are thus transformed into thought objects.
As a layer of pure make up is peeled off, the unimproved body of the model begins to uncannily resemble the tattered undead. My preoccupation with this process is to determine how changes in material can visualize social and psychological qualities, along with human failures and deformities.“ (Iris Musolf)

Iris Musolf, born in 1980 in Hannover. She lives and works in Berlin. The artist studied from 2002 to 2009 at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig with Bogomir Ecker and Candice Breitz (Meisterschülerin) and also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. She was awarded the Erasmus-Scholarship for Fine Arts (Nice, France) in 2005 and the Scholarship Intensive Program AKI/ArtEZ (Enschede, Netherlands) in 2008. Musolf was nominated for the Karl Schmitt-Rottluff- Scholarship in 2011, for the Scholarship of Junge Akademie der Bildenden Künste in 2012 and for the Sprengel-Prize in 2014. In 2016 she won the 1st prize of the Kunst-am-Bau competition of the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (Salzgitter, Germany).
Her works have been shown in numerous galleries and institutions internationally (among others): Kunstverein Mannheim, Städtische Galerie (Viersen); Neue Galerie Landshut; Goethe Institut (New York City, USA); Konsumverein Braunschweig; International Video Art Festival (Amsterdam und Starnmeer, Niederlande); Biennale für Junge Kunst Moskau (Tsaritsino Museum Moskau, Russland); Biennale Mulhouse (Frankreich); Art Labor Gallery (Shanghai, China); Galerie Anita Beckers (Frankfurt a.M.); Galerie Perpetuel (Frankfurt a.M.); Galerie Manzara (Istanbul, Türkei) und Galerie Gilla Lörcher I Contemporary Art (Berlin).