Geka’s paintings depict everyday objects, such as wallpaper, lamps, floors and curtains. Isolated from their usual surroundings, the focus is on the serial structure of the objects and the tension that arises between spatiality and ornamental flatness. As perception and a layered reading of different spaces are simultaneously engaged, the artist’s loose, free-flowing technique guides the viewer into the depths of illusionistic space. Above all, the works transmit Geka’s viewpoint that our understanding of the world is ever more complex despite rapid technological and analytical advancement.
Born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Geka lives and works in Berlin. She graduated from the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (1993), and received a “Meisterschüler” from Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (1998). In 2003, she was artist in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She regularly exhibits in Berlin and Europe. Recently at Galerie Françoise Heitsch, Munich; Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Künsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Neue Kunst Gallery, Mannheims and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Geka’s residency at Location One is supported by Schloss Balmoral, Stiftung Rheinland Pfalz für Kultur.