German artist and recent Royal Academy Schools graduate Marianne Thoermer boldly blends traditional techniques of composition and unconventional materials. We will be exhibiting a selection of works from her “States of Affairs” series.
These semi-figurative pieces begin as monotype prints, inscribed on Perspex glass. Thoermer then blurs and distorts them, wiping and scratching away at the surface to create multiple layers. A variety of materials are applied including plaster, latex, scrim and glass wax, which means Thoermer’s works become more than just two-dimensional pictures to look at; they are three dimensional obtrusions into our space. The physicality of her works result in pieces that both attract and repel.