We are delighted to present the solo exhibition Portrait und Hinterzimmer by Anneliese Schrenk.

Schrenk creates her artworks primarily from thick, tanned cowhides – hides that have been discarded by factories due to their many natural features and processing errors during manufacturing.

The resulting texture is a substantial element in Schrenk's practice: Based on the idea of Duchamp's readymades, she displays the raw material on stretcher frames, thus creating images out of the predetermined structure. In other works, the hides are processed with water, heat, sandpaper or acid. Thereby, the artist adds painterly marks to the original surfaces.

Cut and stretched through space, crumpled or folded, the hides enter the third dimension, performing as sculptures or installations.