Tatjana Gerhard

Year and place of birth: 1974, Zurich, Switzerland Location: Ghent, Belgium

Tatjana Gerhard made the human figure the central point in her paintings. Her work is recognizable yet simultaneously alienating: it attracts and repels. The artist is not interested in the perfect, pleasant exterior but in what lies beneath it. What is going on in our heads? And why do we behave differently according to the context? Oil paint is the perfect medium for Gerhard to address these questions. Her work is created completely spontaneously, without knowing where it will lead. Sometimes her paintings are playful and full of fun: sometimes they have the aura of a nightmare.

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