“What always drives me is the game with shapes and colors in which I want to surprise myself,” says German sculptress Marina Schreiber.
Marina Schreiber is a German sculptress who lives and works in Berlin-Kreuzberg and Betzin. She studied fine arts in Hannover and Berlin in Germany.
Marina likes to work in series that she does not treat conclusively. But she also likes to take up the thread again and again and add work to it. As a result, there can be years in between some of her sculptures. Classical modernism also shaped Marina’s style. She studied Kandinsky, Klee, Hans Arp, Henry Moore, and Calder intensively and copied them in order to understand them. African masks, the old Maja, Balinese, and Aboriginal art also always fascinated her because of their strong expression.
“Crazy” German Sculptress Plays With Shapes and Colors
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Hanover State Museum – fascination of a young sculptress
My grandma feared I was a little crazy.
– Marina Schreiber
Even before she went to school, Marina loved to sit and draw. “At the age of 10,” she recounts, “I discovered the world of comics and wanted to become an animator. At the age of 20, I started my art studies in graphics and painting. One day I needed a special model, went to the plaster workshop, built it, and from then on I never stopped building sculptures. That was almost 40 years ago.”
Marina’s grandfather had a great influence on her artistic outlook. He used to take her to the Hanover State Museum every week. Not only was she fascinated by the pictures and sculptures, but in the basement, there were a number of aquariums and terrariums that picked her curiosity. “It was all so different from everything I knew,” she recalls, “and so interesting for me to look at.”
Hollow forms and spherical shapes
Marina is currently working on her family of “Polyflore Microfauna” and the “Coralline Mantlecells”. She likes to play with hollow forms, funnels and tubes, and spherical segments as they often occur in lichens and mosses. She’s also always sculpting with an eye on the small picture, often at the interface between plant and animal. These are life forms that differ greatly from the human figure: deep-sea organisms and corals.
Legacy of a German sculptress
“It would be nice if my work and I leave a cheerful memory with a positive outlook on life,” Marina says. “We lock animals in cages and put plants in containers to live with them, we should take a closer look at that.”
To see Marina’s latest sculptures, visit Saatchi Art >
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