Tinka Bechert lives both in Ireland and in her hometown of Berlin. This corresponds with the characteristics of the younger, globalised generation of artists who continuously seeks out new challenges that allow her to realize diverse projects in many different countries. The focus of her artistic questioning is concerned with orientation and history as a »lived experience« that continually informs the present. Typical of her work is mix of different materials, which emerge from the surface through layering, collage and assemblage. She describes this collage-technique, even when it really is painting, as a balancing act of pictoral elements and styles. Bechert’s works are always conceptual, repeatedly representational/figurative and on close inspection, they offer narratives, anecdotes and biographical content. She confronts her painterly perception with other frames of reference, especially the codifications of scientific systems.
The catalog shows a selection of her works from the last ten years and documented her systematic search for new forms of expression, from classical painting on collages to installations. Catalogue for the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg a.d. Havel, from 15.03.-12.04.2013. Further information can be found at Tinka Bechert.
Authorship: Dorothée Bauerle-Willert, Ingelore Hafemann, Björn Kuhligk, Anne Mueller von der Haegen, Eckhardt Momber, Ulrike Oppelt, Karlheinz Pichler