Petra Hoecker's avatar Petra Hoecker

german artist petra höcker achieves in her paintings, drawings, objects and installations, penetrative pictures aiming at the incomprehensiveness of physicalness. she is able to pierce processes and mental states, which are ordinarily hiding from our common view but are much closer than we are usually willing to admit. these paintings (works) act against the typical apperception of the body. petra höcker seamlessly bypasses the common differentiation between beauty and ugly. she is focusing on the organic impression of the materials and on the unforeseeable coalescence of the colors. transparency as a property of the materials is certainly a central element of her work. the artist overlays her paintings and objects again and again totally or in parts with transparent substances, with animal skins, which enclose but also will rip open to unblock views into the abyss of the works. in spite of all the radicalness, which is a big part of her work, petra höcker is never interested in triggering striking effects or in causing shocking impacts with her work. the utmost significance for her is what she calls „zarte berührung“ („tender touch“). vulnerability, in need of protection is the central theme of her art. the skin, with the function as a thin and fragile membrane between the body and the outside world stands as an exemplar for her work. extract I dr. peter lodermeyer I 2016 acephalia, transparency, tender touch about the new paintings and objects of petra höcker

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: approx. 30 inches
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Width: approx 30 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: approx 60 inches