Heike-Karin Föll


Poster print on Blueback paper
84 x 59,5 cm
Edition per motif 15, signed
Three motifs
180 Euro each

Heike-Karin Föll works in her own dialectic of impatience and precision between drawing, painting and writing. Her work is in exchange with everyday media, styles, analog/digital displays and texts. She works ‘post-post’: from the no longer solid postmodern stratagems such as appropriation, quotation and copy. In this context, painting and drawing, and thus also the line as its smallest unit, are exposed. From this point of view, different artistic formats can be opened up: Book page, sheet, canvas, which become translucent on digital screens.
The series of three posters by Heike-Karin Föll play with the paradox of a flat surface as the carrier of the most plastic illusion of a three-dimensional space. Layers of drawings with traces of photographs and green, transparent signs that stretch across the surface like scratch marks reverse our expectations of an emptied space. While they seem to approximate styles of writing such as Hebrew, Arabic, or Cyrillic, they could also be interpreted as ciphers of universal writing that compress all archetypes of writing.



Heike-Karin Föll studied fine arts at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, at the Berlin University of the Arts and Art History at Freie Universität Berlin. She is Professor for Drawing and Critical Digitality at the Berlin University of the Arts. A selection of solo exhibitions are blushing, Campoli Presti, Paris/London, 2020; speed, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, 2019, Francesca Pia, Zürich, 2016; Mathew, New York, Berlin, 2017, 2016 and 2014 and  hacienda Zürich, 2015.