A Stifling World
2016 recipient of the Hannah-Höch-Preis Cornelia Schleime is a very innovative artist. Originally from East Berlin, Schleime attended Dresden's Academy of Fine Arts in the late '70s, becoming a part of a collective of young artists that dissented against the restrictive GDR art policy, and eventually causing the government to ban her from exhibiting. When she fled to West Berlin, almost all her work disappeared. Since then, she has recreated and reimaged her pieces as landscapes and large-scale portraits. Her vivid paintings have hints of the fantastic and supernatural and are unapologetically bold. Defiant, in fact, and unsettling.
A Blink Of An Eye will be showing at the Berlinische Galerie (p. 39) until 24 April.