SABINE MORITZ

1969 Quedlinburg – lives in Cologne

Sabine Moritz is the daughter of a chemist couple. In 1973, her father is killed in an accident at work. In 1989, Moritz starts studying at the Academy of Design in Offenbach am Main, and continues her studies under Markus Lüpertz and Gerhard Richter at the State Academy of Art in Düsseldorf in 1991. In 1995, she marries Gerhard Richter. With him she has three children. Sabine Moritz works in series. She starts her first series of drawings, “Lobeda”, while still studying. In it, she deals with her childhood and youth.

In the 2000s, she creates drawings and flower still lives. In her works, the artist is interested in history and geopolitical current affairs. In her group of works, “Helicopters”, begun in 2004, press photographs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq serve as models. In some of her paintings she also deals with the role of women in the Soviet Union during World War II. In 2014 and 2015, she is creating depictions of masks and skulls. Since 2015, the artist has been working in an increasingly abstract manner. From 2011 onwards national and international exhibitions follow in galleries and institutions such as the Bremerhavener Kunsthalle and the Kunsthalle Rostock.

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