GALERIE DROSTE , DÜSSELDORF, GER
2 APRIL – 28 MAY 2022
Expressive, nude paintings of voluminous female bodies mark the oeuvre of artist Tamara Malcher. Her lively figures are characterised by biomorphically shaped extremities that seem to soften and move without resistance. They are depicted in lively movements, pausing only for a moment on the canvas and then moving on. Thus we see them running, playing, creating – always absorbed in a self-fulfilling task.
In Tamara Malcher’s first solo exhibition THE LIVING PROOF, the women depicted acquire new soundings: racketballs, carnivorous plants, mirrors, hair, volcanoes – painterly accents that place the figures in strange, absurd situations. The accompanying new symbolism in the artist’s pictorial world allows the viewer to see something that is new and yet familiar. In her current series, Malcher presents her depictions of women with a freer duct. Nonchalantly, naturally present in this cosmos created for them. Her artistic expression in round, radiant female nudes supposedly contradicts the world of artificially perfected media appearances. But perhaps for this very reason fits so well into this, our time of redefining what it means to be a woman, to be a human. The corpus is naturally naked, not undressed or unclothed. Whole in itself and in this way makes the classification into common ideals of beauty obsolete.
Tamara Malcher, born in 1995 in Recklinghausen (GER) lives and works in Münster. She studies art at the Kunstakademie Münster, since 2016 in the class of Prof. Cornelius Völker.