Marianne Thoermer’s practice blends traditional techniques of composition together with unconventional materials. Working across various media, she creates effervescent monotypes, ceramics, paintings and large-scale installations rooted in knitting techniques from the 1970s. Her Internal Landscape series, started in 2019, consists of tapestry-like pieces made with rug canvases, wool, expandable foam and glass wax that are laboriously assembled to create textural compositions. The result is both visual and tactile, familiar and uncanny. In Thoermer’s work, opposite concepts often meet and merge. Domestic and analogue practices, such as knitting and printing, are constantly challenged by the digital culture and its immediate nature. In her own words, the artist explains that her work is an attempt to ‘craft memories that speak to our tactile nature and invite us to reach out and connect to something beyond the familiar, comforting and disturbing at the same time.’

Thoermer's work is held in major international collections including Goetz Collection, Munich and Haus N Collection, Kiel and Athens, as well as private collections in the UK, the USA, Germany and Sweden. She has exhibited with the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Frestonian Gallery, London; Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin; Broadway Gallery, Letchworth; Museum Rijswijk.

Marianne Thoermer (b. 1987) Lives and works in Berlin

Marianne Thoermer’s practice blends traditional techniques of composition together with unconventional materials. Working across various media, she creates effervescent monotypes, ceramics, paintings and large-scale installations rooted in knitting techniques from the 1970s. Her Internal Landscape series, started in 2019, consists of tapestry-like pieces made with rug canvases, wool, expandable foam and glass...
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