Caro Suerkemper

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In an old wallpaper factory in the West End of Leipzig, Germany is the collective gallery space Tapetenwerk Galerien. One of the contained galleries is display, a space directed by Galerie Emmanuel Post and Kunstraum Delikateessenhaus. Next week display will open the new exhibition “Unschuld in tausend Noten,” featuring watercolor paintings by Berlin-based artist Caro Suerkemper. The artist’s work often contains heightened sexual imagery, exploring the mechanics of seduction and submission while employing the female form. Formally, the paintings utilize geometric abstraction to reduce the subject and detach it from a greater context. Suerkemper studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Karlsruhe from 1984-90 and since has exhibited internationally with shows at Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen and Galerie Wallner in Malmo, Sweden.