January 1 – June 30, 2011
Raquel Maulwurf is artist-in-residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York.
In trying to formulate an understanding of why mankind is so eager to destroy, Raquel Maulwurf bases her drawings on historical images which are then manipulated in such a way that only the essence of the event remains. The image no longer shows what we see, but what we know, making current events tangible. Maulwurf’s recent works have all been created on mat board. The thickness of the board allows her to brutalize the surface with sharp objects, depicting violence through violence. The surface is scratched open until the paper pulp almost pours out, literally materializing destruction in both subject and method.