Mann mit Blumentopf

Martha Ehrlich

Die Bilder verweigern sich der allgemeinen Tendenz zur puren Grösse und zwingen zum genauen Hinsehen. Der Betrachter ist aufgefordert, seine Distanz zu den Bildern aufzugeben.

On preparing to return from a fellowship sponsored stay in Italy, Martha Ehrlich found that she had no economically feasible way to ship her paintings home to the States. These paintings had been influenced by her appreciation and study of Mediaeval panels whose static subjects iconically imbued meaning to transcend time and experience. When Ehrlich cut her works into small squares and shipped them home in a suitcase she found within the newly formed fragments her metier. Her current works are still miniature in scale, yet they are not fragmented, but seen instead to be encapsulated micro-moments. - Michael Carley, aus: Desire in Time, Time as Intimacy, Michigan, USA, 1996

 

Vita


Ausbildung

  • 1975 - 79: Bachelor of Fine Arts; Drake University; Des Moines, Ia.; Major in Painting and Printmaking; Minor in English Literature.
  • 1980 - 81: Tyler School of Art; Rome, Italy.
  • 1981 - 82: Master of Fine Arts; Tyler School of Art; Philadelphia, Pa.

Preise und Auszeichnungen

  • 1980 “Black Hills Regional Arts Competition”; Rapids City, S.D.
  • 1982 Graduate Painting Award; Tyler School of Art; Philadelphia, Pa.
  • “National Print Exhibition”; Trenton State College; Trenton, N.J.
  • 1992 Pollack-Krasner Foundation Award.
  • 1993 John D. Catherine T. MacArthur Purchase Prize.
  • 2005 Förderpreis des Verbands Bildender Künstler und Künstlerinnen Württemberg.
  • 2007 Mathilde-Planck-Förderprogramm

 Martha Ehrlich im Internet: www.martha-ehrlich.de

 

Ausgewählte Arbeiten

Auto de Fe (aus Serie: 100 Bilder zu Canetti)

Auto de Fe (aus Serie: 100 Bilder zu Canetti)
Chopping Garlic

Chopping Garlic
Sternzeichen: Jungfrau

Sternzeichen: Jungfrau
Beetle with a fine tooth Comp

Beetle with a fine tooth Comp
Disection

Disection
Egg Painting

Egg Painting
Think Big

Think Big