Kerstin Bratsch | the artist




The artist Kerstin Bratsch
Born 1976, Hamburg, Germany.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Greater New York, Painting, Venice Biennale,


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Kerstin Brätsch
Kerstin Brätsch’s gregarious practice moves fluidly between mediums and between individual and collective practice. Brätsch creates strange hybrids of painting, design, and performance. For instance, her large-scale oil paintings can be used as backdrops for her staged actions, her sculptures can serve as distribution nodes for various ‘zines and Xeroxed publications, and her poster works can function as remixes of or advertisements for her paintings…

Kerstin Brätsch
Do you sometimes have a cut in your mouth?
Yes.
Do you play with it?
Yes.
Does it hurt?
Yes.
When it hurts do you still play with it?
Yes.

Kerstin Brätsch
Paintings and biography

Kerstin Brätsch
Kerstin Brätsch is one of the few New York-based artists in the New Museum’s forthcoming Generational exhibition, Younger than Jesus. Obfuscating the divisions between traditional media, Brätsch’s installations feature large oil paintings and three-dimensional units, such as magazine and poster racks. The posters and zines both advertise and remix corresponding paintings. This strategy extends to the collective Das Institut, the performance group It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You, and to printed media—interviews, advertisements, and portraits. Conveying an amount of skepticism, Brätsch’s work propels a discussion of ground and support between the artist’s paintings and her work as both a musician and a performer…



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