Antonia Rodrian

Antonia Rodrian (b. 1989, Germany) looks at objects and events which occur in her life with an inquisitive mind, wondering how these banalities could find their natural way onto a canvas. Her oeuvre concerns itself with identity, it is an observation of archaeology, language and reactions to social structures and political events. Such events or artefacts are seen as traces of human gestures where the performed actions remain unknown or are yet to be discovered. Rather than directly illustrating these actions,Antonia uses her interest in formalism and the history of painting to overcome the barriers or expectations imposed by representation. In her own words: “Painting as material and positioning of colour turn out to be as important as the displayed content - they are engaged or even interlocked with each other.” The repeated process of questioning representation defines her exceptional style.