Alice Schorbach / Bio

Alice Schorbach’s works consist of geometric, abstract combinations of canvas-stretched wooden frames that assume an object-like character. On first glance one sees a monochrome surface comprised of a variety of shades of color that the artist has applied in several coats of tempera with great care and precision. The different components within the works vary in size and thus the incidence of light and the effect of shadow play an important role. The color applied to the sides of the paintings attains a free, independent existence both on the underlying wall and in the architectural space in which the works are presented.

Schorbach, born in 1940 in Kassel (DE), lives and works since 1970 in Amsterdam. In 1976 she won the European Prize of Painting and in 1977 she participated at the Documenta VI. In addition to exhibitions in Germany and Switserland, she exhibited regularly in the Netherlands at Slewe Gallery since 1994. In 2007 she had a solo show at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, on wich occasion a catalog had been published. Works by Schorbach have been collected by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schunck, All Art Initiatives Collection, Museum Mondriaanhuis and Brokken-Zijp Art Collection a.o.

Alice Schorbach / Works