Janaina Tschäpe

  • Janaina Tschäpe,
    Sommer in Berlin 19, 2015
    Mixed Media on Paper,
    20,9 x 29,6 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Sommer in Berlin 19, 2015
    Mixed Media on Paper
    20,9 x 29,6 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Sommer in Berlin 19, 2015
    Mixed Media on Paper
    20,9 x 29,6 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Until I Come, 2015
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    218 x 276 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Night Hunt, 2011
    Watercolour and watercolour pencil on paper
    99,5 x 143 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe,
    Nymph 2, 2011
    Watercolour and pastel on paper
    56,5 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Nymph 3, 2011
    Watercolour and pastel on paper
    76 x 56,5 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Nymph 4, 2011
    Watercolour and pastel on paper
    76 x 56,5 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Possible Plants II (#6), 2008
    Watercolour and pencil on paper
    28 x 38 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Possible Plants II (#9), 2008
    Watercolour and pencil on paper
    28 x 38 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Boboras Autumnalias, 2005
    Glossy C-print
    127 x 155 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Xicletoformis Geminis, 2005
    Glossy C-print
    127 x 101,5 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Xicletoformis Pluralis, 2005
    Glossy C-print
    159 x 127 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Pendulus Somnis, 2005
    Glossy C-print
    123 x 157 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Night Web, 2007
    Watercolour on paper
    226 x 152,5 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Possible Plants II (#1), 2008
    Watercolour and pencil on paper
    28 x 38 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Desert I, 2014
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Desert III, 2014
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Ghost I, 2013
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Ghost II, 2013
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Ghost IV, 2013
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Ghost V, 2013
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Ghost VIII, 2013
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Ghost IX, 2013
    Mixed media on watercolor paper
    56 x 76 cm

Janaina Tschappe’s work functions at a variety of scales, expanding and contracting the viewer’s point of reference from micro, sub-atomic particles to the cosmic and metaphysical scale of the classic Romantic landscape. These are thick, enveloping formal gardens of entire ecosystems – where life blossoms and flourishes, only to decay and die (or perhaps breathe new life). There is an acute, iridescent use of light – articulated by an unconventional palette suggesting South American flora and fauna – compounded by the mat surfaces of dry media on paper. Intrinsicaly related to her pictorial work, her videos and photographs trasport us to her universe evolving through viscera, seewead and stars. Time eerily stands still, even as we contemplate forms which seem to grow and catch us in its thickets.

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