Tatjana Gerhard, o.T., 2011, Oil on canvas, 40x30 cm
It is with great pleasure that we announce our second solo exhibition with Tatjana Gerhard (*1974 Zurich) at Rotwand.
In her painting, Tatjana Gerhard sets out to find solutions to heighten the tensile qualities of the final image. The creation of an artwork, for her, is a quest; not knowing in advance where the act of painting will lead her, occasionally losing herself in the throes of a painterly plot, until an unexpected solution presents itself. It is primarily an intuitive feeling that guides her through this process and not a lazy routine of sorts. Hence, the paintings of Tatjana Gerhard cannot be considered as illustrations or pictures of some other thing, but are to be experienced as a plastic adventure.
(excerpt from the text by Tanguy Eeckhout, curator Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens)