Tina Schwarz (Germany)

“Absurd”, 2015, The Historic Carousel House, Asbury Park, NJ

Tina Schwarz who recently spent some time in Los Angeles, completing a residency at Hooper Projects, is inspired by the drawings and graphics of the Old Masters, whose basic designs she deftly sketches on paper or utilizes as the starting point for her paintings. She combines these motifs with a theme that is both contemporary and timeless: the link between history and current events, which she creates by establishing reference points between, for example, current political developments and philosophy or artists such as Goya.