Laura Sachs Germany, b. 1985

Laura Sachs is a conceptual painter whose practice investigates form, material and philosophical contents. Often minimal in style, her paintings unfold in time and foster ‘a second look’. Her works are marked by plain surfaces and simple, in a sense of monochromatic, coloring. Thereby, the artist places an emphasis on the works’ materiality, exposing the bare canvas or focusing on the apply of the paint.

 

Having trained in a class focused on Sculpture at Dusseldorf Academy, her works bear an apparent sculptural . The artist incorporates elements of felt or metal strips within her paintings, both structuring size and surface of the canvas and introducing a relief element to her works. In her series "II" (2019-), the artist creates steles out of frame and canvas. Hanged on the wall or layed on the ground, these works form and investigation and contemplation of the possibilities of the medium.    

 

"In philosophy, you get to the bottom of things. This approach still corresponds to my artistic search today."

 

Laura Sachs was born in 1985 in Darmstadt, DE. She completed a Master Diploma in Painting at the Dusseldorf Academy of Art, Dusseldorf, DE, in 2018. Before graduating, she was awarded the Kunstförderpreis (Prize for the Promotion of the Arts), by Von Rundstedt, Dusseldorf, in 2017. Her work has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions, among them at K21 Kunstsammlung NRW and Museum Kunstpalast, both Dusseldorf. Laura Sachs lives and works in Berlin, DE.