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"A world is revealed to me in every drawing."
The graphic vocabulary of Bettina Krieg (born 1981 in Würzburg, lives and works in Berlin) is made up of fine, monochrome lines, repeatedly rearranged by the artist in large-format compositions. Through her reductions, Krieg's drawings appear ascetic and their spiritual pull follows such greats as Hilma Af Klint or Agnes Martin. The artist leaves open to interpretation whether microscopic processes are depicted or the detail view is impeded in favor of a large whole.
In combination with the unusually large paper formats, the process of drawing becomes a genuine physical act: once the artist has isolated a particular movement, she repeats it into sheer endlessness - often lying down physically to be able to fill the paper completely.
The monograph Stream summarizes ten years of artistic creation for the first time. The book contains a text written by Julia Voss, as well as an interview conducted by Phillip Felsch.