Kerstin Kartscher

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Born in Nuremberg in 1966, Kartscher's work portrays fantasy worlds for contemporary women. Free of social, emotional and psychological constraints, Kartscher's women celebrate their femininity within fantastical, elegant and immense landscapes. A narrative unfolds from flowing graphic lines in marker ink on paper or fabric; projecting into the viewer's reality, these two dimensional images are sometimes adorned with significant accessories such as gilded chains or form the surface of objects such as boudoir screens or awnings. Blending elements drawn from science fiction, antique etchings, digital architecture, found photgraphs, product packaging and botanical illustration, Kartscher draws the viewer to a meeting place of past, present and future, where she explores themes of post-feminist identity.