Biography

Kerstin Grimm oscillates artistically between the possibilities of drawing and sculpture and is at home in each of the two areas. Her drawing collages are mixed media on which figure and landscape, object and seismogram, sensitive linearity and transparent colorfulness overlap. Grimm, who grew up in Oranienburg in East Germany, studied German language and literature at the Humboldt University in Berlin from 1974 to 1980 and followed this up with two years of evening studies at the Berlin Art Academy, which paved her way into art.

A passion for the fairy tale, for the representation of animals, children and mythical creatures, has always run through her entire oeuvre, consisting of series of drawings, smaller bronze sculptures and the large work cycle of “Children’s Games”, which has been developing for over fifteen years. These are large-scale drawing collages, consisting of several layers of painted paper and partially covered by transparent paper. Kerstin Grimm is a lecturer in drawing at HAW Hamburg in 2010 and in sculpture at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in 2011.

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