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Miriam Lenk

Berlin

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Sculpture • Born in Konstanz • Studied at Dresden
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Published  26/02/2016   |   Updated  25/09/2018

Baroque Pop

The center of my sculptural work is a female arcetype, big and powerful, liberated from any discipline, a figurehead for all wemen with the feeling to not fit in, to be too loud, too fat or too different.
This archetype is not isolated, it`s part of an rampant nature, kind of a sculptural manifestation of Henri Bergson`s élan vital.
Henri Bergson was a french- jewish philosopher, born 1859 in Paris, france, known for his...

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The center of my sculptural work is a female arcetype, big and powerful, liberated from any discipline, a figurehead for all wemen with the feeling to not fit in, to be too loud, too fat or too different.
This archetype is not isolated, it`s part of an rampant nature, kind of a sculptural manifestation of Henri Bergson`s élan vital.
Henri Bergson was a french- jewish philosopher, born 1859 in Paris, france, known for his arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality.
His concept of élan vital describes the impules of life in all beeings and things, an allness, connecting everything with everything.
Another sculptural aspect of my work is accumulation in form and content.
In 2016 I started to work with fragments of my sculptures to create installations and collumns. The first column under construction 2016 was made from epoxy resin,300cm and has a weight of 150 kg and I started to draw to find a balance to my heavy sculptures during a residency in los angeles.

Squishy 2017 Epoxy resin ca 200x 200x 100cm

Squishy 2017 Epoxy resin ca 200x 200x 100cm

Godess 2015 Epoxy Resin 168x66x71cm

Godess 2015 Epoxy Resin 168x66x71cm

Double Guitar 2014 Bronce 108 x 82 x 82, Foto: Marjorie Brunet

Double Guitar 2014 Bronce 108 x 82 x 82, Foto: Marjorie Brunet

Untitled 2013 Artestone 17x 23x 21cm

Untitled 2013 Artestone 17x 23x 21cm

Yolanda 2006 Bronce 350 x 140 x 140 cm Investitionsbank Bundesallee 210 Berlin

Yolanda 2006 Bronce 350 x 140 x 140 cm Investitionsbank Bundesallee 210 Berlin

© Florian Böhm - Instinktberlin

© Florian Böhm - Instinktberlin

© Florian Böhm - Instinktberlin

© Florian Böhm - Instinktberlin

Foto: Grischa Venus Oswald

Foto: Grischa Venus Oswald

What is it about your studio space that inspires you?

The morning light, the neighborhood and the jungle of models, materials, fotos and forms around me

What sounds, scents and sights do you encounter while in your studio?

I have around 30 audio books and love to hear them again and again.

What is your favourite material to work with? How has your use of it evolved throughout your practice?

I started with Clay for the models and let them found in Epoxy and Bronce. Recently I re-descovered Plaster to get more tough forms and combine them with the smooth clay forms

What themes do you pursue?

Femality: my first work group were wemen, they became icons and then godesses. Now I`m thinking to destroy the godess and see the inside of the fortress


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2018

ELAN VITAL- MIRIAM LENK at Toni-Merz-Museum

2017

Miriam in LaLaLand PopUp Installation at Eastside International Los Angeles

2011

Works in Public Space: Newt and Ostrich in Albstadt, Germany

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GROUP

2018

Ecstasie Teresa at Alte Münze Berlin

2017

Under Construction Schaufenster Berlin curated by Römer+ Römer und Erik Andersen https://schaufensterunderconstruction.wordpress.com/

Squishy: eels swim in snakey curated by Àngels Miralda Débora Delmar Corp Joey Holder Ittah Yoda Sachin Kaeley Miriam Lenk Selou Sowe

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WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Sammlung Elztalmuseum Waldkirch

Sammlung Pr. Dr Rainer Beck Dresden Germany


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