Statement:

 

Basia is a Hamburg based artist. Her figurative paintings and drawings blend childlike seriousness with freaky, dissociative beauty. Being aware of constant influences by life, art history and literature  she condenses imagination and its knots during the painting process and works neither with concrete templates nor the observation of outside objects or conditions. She uses oil on canvas and ballpoint on paper. Her aim is to overcome realism humorously without being disjointed and without creating or claiming synthetic secrets. Figures emerge that oscillate between grotesque cartoons and classic melancholy depictions . By using the combination of the En face-position, sharp contours and small size canvas the artist confronts the onlooker with naive mental directness and serial decorative ambiguity. 
Basia studied Fine Arts at University of Fine Arts Hamburg Lerchenfeld.

 

 

Education:

  // Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg Lerchenfeld (HfbK)

     University of Fine Arts Hamburg Lerchenfeld

  // Performancezusatzqualifikation, YOP

  // Bühnenstudio der darstellenden Künste, Hamburg

 

Publication:

"Spiegelattentäter", Maulkorb, Nr.15/09

"Kabelsalat",umLaut-Magazin,Nr.3/09

"geschlossene Gesellschaft",Wildbrot-Wortbild,Ausgabe 2009 

"Muttersprache", Federwelt, Nr.73/08

"auf bewährung",ausserdem Literaturmagazin,Ausg.15, 2008

"mein Bruder hatte Füsse"+"schwarze Witwe in Grammatik",Die Aussenseite des 

 Elements,Hrsg.Jan Wagner, Literaturschachtel Nr.2



Exhibition (selection) / Miscellaneous:

 

-Red Dot, Hudson NY, AnimalKind-Gruppenausstellung, August 2018

-Illustrations for „Composing a Music of Incidents for Instruments of Meaning“ , A Musical Perspective on Writing Fiction by Hubert Schipkowski, Juni 2018

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/composing-music-incidents-instruments-meaning-hubert-schipkowski?articleId=6418155491054088192#comments-6418155491054088192&trk=prof-post

-ArtBasel, BoxProject, Gruppenausstellung, Juni 2017

-Dollums Magazine Vol.3,Präsentation meiner Arbeit, Juli 2013

-Kulturmagazin freshviewer, Ausgabe 13, Künstlerporträt, Januar 2013

-CD-Cover, Album "Karajane" von Lind Bohm (www.avachorda.de),        --  Februar 2012

-Theater N.N., Puppenbau, November 2012

-HannoVerum Auktionshaus, Dauerausstellung, 2011

-WerkstattGalerie, Wasserburg, Dauerausstellung 2011

-Burg Kalteneck, Gruppenausstellung, März 2011

-Kunsttransit, Karlsruhe, Gruppenausstellung,  Oktober 2010

-Artlas Kunstmagazin Nr.5/2010, Artikel über meine Arbeit von J.Held 

-Taubenstrasse 13, "manchmal ist es anders", Einzelausstellung, 2003