Theresa Volpp, (*1988 in South Germany), studied in the class of Anselm Reyle after finishing her BA in Design, then completed her MFA in Fine Arts at the Goldsmiths University of London and afterwards took part in the class of Katharina Grosse at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf for one year. Although all those different artistic influences inform the artist’s work today, the focus of her work lies increasingly on the canvas, as a limiting and art historically-loaded, medium. Her aim is to test out new (visual) spaces inside this given limitation. The challenge hereby is to overcome or to outwit her own aesthetic preferences and thereby to create her own visual language, to create new kinds of visual spaces, or as the artist describes it herself: "I want painting to originate an open space that doesn‘t follow any concept, rule or restriction. I want painting to represent its own being, that includes not always knowing what it is. Abstract painting is an inevitable choice, in my eyes, as it doesn‘t suggest any known image or idea and is connected to the world through its pure materiality. This dialogue between a completely abstract idea and language and the very concrete materiality of paint itself interests me."
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