Iris Schomaker, born in 1973 in Stade in Germany, is known for her unframed, often large-scale paintings on paper of landscapes and figures. To Schomaker, the images represented in the paintings themselves are secondary to the themes she explores through the process of painting. Herein, she focusses on forms of representation, the potential of painting, and the reproduction of atmospheric content. These themes find expression in Schomaker’s own visual language, which is characterised by the tension between figurative representation and painterly abstraction. Schomaker’s palette is quiet, with little divergence between pastel hues and black, white, and grey tones.
Represented in collaboration with Galerie Thomas Schulte.