*1956 Oranienburg – lives in Berlin
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.
“Everyone’s childhood is full of secrets, and much of that which constituted our life back then disappears, is buried or slips into the subconscious when we are adults. But has it really disappeared? What becomes of these various childhood worlds after we have left them?”