About the artist
b. 1976 in Düsseldorf, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
The motifs and elements Anne Neukamp uses in her work derive from our everyday decor, the image archive of the consumer society: cartoon characters and mascots, heraldic details, letters from the newspaper, and advertising pictograms. She allows the functional signs and images, designed for efficiency, to become fragments beneath layers of paint or even to disappear entirely; she puts them together in new and different ways, stripping them of their univalent impact. Her works move within a logic of shifting and undermining and stimulate the most diverse interpretations. At the same time, through their occasionally cheeky imagery, they appear to flirt with the expectations of the market.