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Wilbeth I by Uta Tiggesmeier

Wilbeth I by Uta Tiggesmeier

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Pencil on paper

150 x 90 cm


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  • Artist Statement

    Uta Tiggesmeier creates large-scale drawings and sculptures and uses maximalist forms in a minimalist way, employing sensual materials including plaster, jesmonite, bones, clay, bronze, blown and cast glass and contrasting them with forged iron or rough wood. She draws on canvas, bold monolithic beings, whose authority emerges line after line as from a distant memory. Loaded with ancestral symbolism and underlying sexuality they can take the form of anthropomorphic totems or fertile and evocative landscapes.


    Uta’s imagination explores parallel worlds, touching on animist mythologies and fertility cults. Her works translate stories, emotions and tensions into organic shapes, often alluding to female forms or the interplay of female and male forces.


    Her images evoke the myths through which human beings have tried to make sense of their existence in the physical and spiritual world. Acknowledging different world views they challenge patriarchy and the behaviour of entitlement in contemporary societies.

  • Artist Bio


    Uta Tiggesmeier was born in 1967 in Germany, since 1998 she lives and works between London and South of France. Very recently, she set up her sculpture studio in the city center of Arles.


    Uta had an international career in publishing, communication and design, before joining the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London in 2010, and was awarded the Heatherley Sculpture Prize in 2012. In 2015, she won the ‘People's Choice’ Award from the Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation (UK) for emerging artists.


    Her work has been exhibited at the German Embassy in London (UK), in the Fairy Tale Museum in Bad Oeynhausen (Germany), at the Pierre Salinger Museum and in 'Les Jardins de Poppy' at Le Thor (France) alongside works by Niki de St Phalle and Parvine Curie. Recent group shows in London include KPMG Head Office, Menier Gallery, The Eco Feminism Festival, the annual exhibition of the British Society of Portrait Sculptors. Galleries have presented her works in international fairs. She has completed numerous commissions for private collectors in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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