About the art
Heike Ruschmeyer can be categorized as a documentary artist and political actions play an important role in her work. “I don’t see painting as decoration, neither as a way to portray the history”, she says. Ruschmeyer works with victims of violence and crime scene photographs in her art. However, family and everyday life are also important themes. “My mother always said that I didn’t have enough fantasy, but for me the reality of life is more unbelievable than fantasies”, Ruschmeyer says. The paintings obtain the role of a medium to Ruschmeyer, as painting is a part of a slow working process. “There must be an exchange process taking place between me and the people I paint. An exchange that takes its time”, Ruschmeyer says regarding her working methods.
About the artist
Galleri Heike Arndt DK once again features an “art bonbon with taint”: Heike Ruschmeyer’s artworks that will be hard to forget. Heike Ruschmeyer, who has previously had a solo exhibition at Berliner Kunsthalle, documents crimes scenes, this time with focus on dead children. The artworks are not for sensitive souls, but are a documentation of reality sharpens our attention on the present and past and will certainly leave an indelible trace in the consciousness.