Christiane Baumgartner, ‘Ladywood’, 2010, Alan Cristea Gallery
Christiane Baumgartner, ‘Ladywood’, 2010, Alan Cristea Gallery

About Christiane Baumgartner

Baumgartner is best known for monumental woodcuts based on her own films and video stills, giving her work a sense of movement and temporality. Shooting her own videos, including occasionally filming her television screen, Baumgartner painstakingly renders stills onto wood, creating a moiré effect by gouging out a relief of the image between narrowly spaced horizontal lines. The huge airplanes in Transall (2002-2004) embody the tension in Baumgartner’s oeuvre between the speed implicit in her themes and the slow laboriousness of her medium.

German , b. 1967, Leipzig, Germany, based in Germany