Petra-Marita Sadowski

Petra-Marita Sadowski
Born 1957 BirthSoest, Germany.
Lives and works in HomeNeuss, Germany.

1978 Academy of Fine Arts , Luise Kimme , Tony Cragg , Anthony Twaites (History of Art), Prof. Walter Biemel (Philosophy)
1979 – 1984 Academy of Fine Arts Duesseldorf Graphic – Prof. Rolf Sackenheim

1982 Meisterschuelerin (Masterclass) Prof. R. Sackenheim
Stipendium École des Beaux-Arts Mulhouse – France (Graphic class Prof. Robert Simon)
member of the group ‘Textilkunst Duesseldorf’

1983 member of VG Bild-Kunst (Foundation for Visual Arts/ Artists Right Society)
member of BBK (Professional Association of Fine Artists) Duesseldorf

1984 working as full time artist
member of ‘Kunstverein Kreis Soest e.v.’ (Artists Society of Soest)

My works are an assembly of a variety of different fabric, materials and threads, soft materials, that are combined.

I employ all sorts of textile techniques: fraying, twisting, tying knots, sewing, embroidering, embroiling, ripping, tearing and joining together again. The cloth becomes bulges and ropes by twisting, rolling, winding and knotting threads around.

The shape of a grid or a network does appear by tearing threads out and tangling them by knotting and compressing. Threads – lined up and standing out in sharp relief – work like pencil lines or lines of a graph to give a graphical effect to the works.

Several effect levels merge in different intensity to create a spatial dimension, which reaches from the relief to space installation.

The objects are overpainted with white and coloured with earthy, natural and broken colours to give them depth and shades. Sometimes pearls, wooden pieces of branches or copper wire are integrated.

Decomposed leaves and their structures form the emphasis for the topics of my work, also fissured mountain walls, landscape structures from bird perspective, windows of connections and branches – material stands for vegetable matter.