Tom Anholt, Mirjam Völker, Titus Schade, Ross Chisholm, Kristina Schuldt
Ausstellung: 9. Januar - 10. Februar 2018
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin

The play with fragile compositions, the interlocking of vegetation and space created by humans, is a recurrent component in Miriam Völker's painting. You are able to see cottages, barracks, refuges that no longer fulfill their original purpose of offering people or other living things protection and shelter. In the surreal paintings and drawings, a tense fight flares up between nature and civilization artifacts, and yet they are very similar when they rampantly mesh and destroy each other.

In some places, the homes and overgrowths are becoming transparent and the materiality seems to dissolve. This interplay between the overlay of the levels and the dissolution leads together with the daring perspectives to an impression of discomfort and fragility.

The chaotic and unstable appearance, stands in contrast to the precision and accuracy, with which Mirjam Völker (born 1977 in Wiesbaden, Germany) creates her detailed images with acrylic and charcoal. This leads to quite different forms of vegetation-homes combinations where one wonders what is rampant in what, nature in the homes or homes in the nature?