It seems as if Lisa Goetze's hyperrealistic drawings of body parts develop a life of their own. Although it appears that the muscle shapes are merely scratched into the paper by clear hard lines, this process allows the formations to grow in an almost tumor-like fashion. The outcome is an organic aesthetic whose precise classification remains almost impossible. Yet, inherent in this prayer-mill-like repetition of lines is a humanistic interest: the devotion to and constant fixation on the human form in an effort to attain a sense of meaning and control through rendering it up close.
The neurotic ceremonial of drawing functions as a means and strategy of anchoring and locating herself and those around her in a shared physical reality. Only through the titles of the works and the juxtaposition of other media in the exhibition space does this assertion of availability resist. Symbolic stained glass meets photo collages of sports cars driven to scrap and playfully poses the question of shifting valence, its disappearance, and emerging symbolism. They reveal a constant effort to make sense of the world and our existence through the things that surround us and the way they relate to each other.
Lisa Goetze (* 1987 in Ludwigsburg) lives and works since 2017 in Berlin.
2016 Diplom, States Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart 2015-2016 Master of Fine Arts-Program, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv, Israel 2008-2016 studies at the States Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart 1995-2000 Grade Examination in Classical Ballet an der Royal Academy of Dancing London
Grants/ Prizes: 2022 Artist Inside Fellowship 2021 Das Schloss Retreat 2020 Scholarship of Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung for the Pilchuck Glass-School, Seattle 2018 Märkisches Stipendium 2011 Arnulf-Klett Prize
2022 „Artist Inside Fellows“ C&A Neuköln, Berlin 2021 „Das Schloss“ Herrenhaus Vogelsang, Lalendorf 2021 „Fleur Du Mal“, Parrotta Contemporary, Köln/Bonn 2020 „Manta Manta“, Eight Rooms Gallery Berlin 2019 „Unscharf“, Kunsthalle Göppingen 2018 Structures“, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid 2017 Selection exhibition in the category “drawing“, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
„ENDLICH UNSTERBLICH!“, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance
young berlin artists | young berlin salon
June 27th - September 2nd 2023
What does the future hold for us? Group exhibition of a Berlin scholarship program with a wide variety of contemporary themes and media varieties.