2017 / 2018
The head as prerequisite for thoughts and sensory perception is the centre of Beatrice Schmucker's art. Memories, thoughts, moods, opinions, spirits – the room is filled with what affects people.
Every head is unique – and all heads are the same at the same time. These 'Simple Minds' formally seem to have a lot in common: the heads are magnified and truncated on the square canvas, eyes looking down from a bowed head. The delicate features are concealed, yet the facial expression is observable. The head sits tight on the suggested torso.
The composition of abrasive broad – mostly dark-coloured – brushstrokes create colossal figures of heads. The impulsive flow is a reminiscence of Asian ink painting. Bea Schmucker uses brittle brushes as tools to create vivid lines. The visitor gets confronted with nine different personalities on paper and suddenly finds himself in the role of the observer.
Further information about Beatrice Schmucker available here: www.schmucker-kunst.redhood.de.