Lithograph on Zerkall mould-made paper
55 x 42cm
Edition of 50
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About the artwork
To help support our organisation during this period, we have released a special selection of previously sold out editions from the House of Voltaire archive. With exclusive works from a number of international artists, this is the final time that these editions will be available to purchase. Studio Voltaire is a registered arts and education charity with all sales directly supporting our exhibition, learning and studio programmes.
Paloma Varga Weisz works primarily as a sculptor and as a draughtswoman; producing intricate carvings and small–scale watercolour works. The art–historical and literary resonances which pervade her work including German folklore, Christian iconography and Modernist sculpture are compressed and magnified within her practice creating a compendium of personal and historical allusions.
About the artist
Paloma Varga Weisz (born 1966) lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. She trained at Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. Major solo exhibitions include Bumped Body, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2019); Multiface, in collaboration with Georg Hornemann, Georg Hornemann studio, Berlin, Germany (2019); Wild Bunch, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England (2018); Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal (2017); “Skulpturenhalle,” Thomas Schütte Stiftung, Neuss, Germany, (2017); “Paloma Varga Weisz,” Gerhardsen, Gerner, Oslo, (2016); “Paloma Varga Weisz,” curated by Moritz Wesseler, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, Germany, (2016); “Paloma Varga Weisz: Bois Dormant,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, (2015); “Glory Hole,” Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, (2015); “Root of a Dream,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, (2015); “Paloma Varga Weisz,” Sadie Coles HQ, London, (2014); The Human Factor: Uses of the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London (2014); Krummer Hund, Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany, and the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2013); that at Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (with Rosemary Trockel); Spirits of My Flesh, Chapter, Cardiff (2011).
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.