Etwas Eigenes. 25 Jahre Barbara Gross Galerie
March 8 - April 20, 2013
Charlotte Schleiffert dares to explore difficult themes, which she translates in unconventional ways, with humor and elegance, into expressive drawings. She deals with intolerance, power, violence, poverty, and social injustice, as well as with the fixation on gender roles and conflicts among different cultures and ethnicities.
Her large, new drawings present hybrid creatures, in which social, religious, and sexual discourses cross. Schleiffert combines her experiences in various cultural landscapes with experiences of popular youth cultures, such as the rocker or hip-hop scenes. Traditional, archaic, ritual masks meet motorcycles and jeans. The larger-than-life-size figures pose as mythical creatures or modern warriors in front of a white background. Unframed and painted in strong colors with rough brush- strokes, they call to mind flyers or posters.
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