Anna Nero’s artistic practice revolves around exploring various painting techniques and the potential for image-making and representation. Her work navigates between strict geometrical forms and bold, spontaneous brush strokes, blending elements of structure and intuition. Nero often begins with systematic grids and patterns on her canvases, which serve as a foundation for subsequent layers of gestures and forms. Central to Nero’s inquiry is the transformation of paint into both object and space. She elevates the material itself to the forefront of her work, viewing it not just as a tool but as a subject with its own agency. This approach is evident in her playful titles, such as ‘Strokes Trapped in A Grid’ and ‘Hostel’, which reflect her humoristic and ironic perspective. Nero enjoys incorporating references to art history in a postmodern fashion, adding a playful twist to her work.

Anna Nero (*1988) earned her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig in 2015, followed by post-graduate studies with professor Heribert C. Ottersbach. Her artwork has been showcased in solo exhibitions in the United States, Germany, and Italy, as well as in numerous group exhibitions worldwide. She is also involved in running the Frankfurt-based project and exhibition space MARS. In 2022, Nero served as a guest professor at the Art Academy Mainz, Germany. Her pieces are featured in private and public collections across Europe and the United States, including notable institutions like G2 Kunsthalle, the Museum of Fine Art Leipzig, and the public art collections of various German cities. She is currently a guest professor at Burg Giebichenstein, in Halle.

Barbara Lüdde (born 1985 in Weimar, Germany) primarily works with figurative drawing, installation, sound, animation, and objects. She takes us into a world of subculture and nightlife in her delicate ink drawings. Clothing, tattoos, accessories, hair, makeup and habits – depicted in monochromatic grayscale, she draws pictures of complex identities, unique symbols, and social codes waiting to be deciphered. Lüdde's fictional figures aspire to be more than just part of a youth movement; they embody questions about lifestyle, emotions, and social status in a consumer society shaped by capitalism. Behind their tough façades and masquerades lies a contemporary sensitivity that only reveals itself upon closer inspection. After studying in Braunschweig and Hamburg, she worked as a lecturer in drawing from 2020 to 2023. Her works are part of public collections, such as the graphic collections of the Museum of Art and Design Hamburg or the Berlin City Museum. Besides various solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Lüdde has showcased her work in the USA, Spain and Belgium. She lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin.

Johanna Seidel (b. 1993, Germany) is a visual artist based in Dresden, Germany. Her work primarily deals with the subject of nature. Seidel approaches different perceived realities through a lyrical visual language, which involves symbols from history, mythology, and dreams. Blending dreams and reality allows Seidel to create her own world on the canvas. From a palette in which shades of violet, pink, orange, and green play an important role, Seidel develops stories and still images that exist in an atmospheric space, condensing memories and the imagined into abstract moments that become accessible. Seidel received her MFA at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden and has exhibited in several solo and group shows in the UK, France USA, and Germany.

Lou Hoyer (* 1985 in Berlin) lives and works in Potsdam, Germany. She studied fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) from 2005 to 2011 and completed her Master’s Studies under Prof. Valérie Favre. In 2012 she received the SRE Frida Kahlo Fellowship at the Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City. From 2014 to 2019 Lou Hoyer was the editor of the magazine NICHTSALSSCHOENHEIT – TEXTE, BILDER, PARTITUREN published annually in conjunction with theatre performances and exhibitions. She has shown her work in Berlin, New York, Mexico City, London, and Capetown, among others. Her work has appeared in various magazines, such as Kunstforum International, BOMB, Vice Magazine and Art.

The polyphony of drawing, text and musical performance characterizes Lou Hoyer’s work. Her pastel drawings are condensed daydreams. They walk the line between inside and outside, utopia and dystopia. Every line is a thought. She invents surreal images of female bodies that rub up against social expectations: the woman who paints her body with fish skin becomes a merwoman; In the next picture, the fish tail symbolizes the restrictions that a woman experiences in our society. Lou Hoyer’s large-format charcoal drawings show anamorphic figures. They multiply, break apart and merge again. The aesthetic deformation determines the perception of the body from within. Lou Hoyer reveals the physical act of drawing: the lines follow the waves of distortion and the motif, despite its monumentality, begins to move and takes on something fleeting.

Philippa Brück, born in 1993, resides and works in Leipzig. She studied theatre painting at Dresden University of Fine Arts from 2013 to 2017, followed by specialization in illustration with a focus on painting at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg under the mentorship of Professor Christian Hahn. Philippa Brück blurs the lines between figuration and abstraction, inspired by classical still life painting and Baroque vanitas motifs. Rooted in her fascination with theater painting, her work reflects theatricality and explores the tension between nature’s beauty and transience. Through dynamic compositions, she captures the eternal cycle of life and change, inviting viewers to delve into her associative visual language. Balancing traditional and digital influences, Brück’s paintings creates a space to explore the beauty and complexity of nature in the 21st century.

Sarah Pschorn is a sculptor living in Leipzig. Her ceramic sculptures are often reminiscent of vessels, containers or vases, which become symbolic carriers of her ideas and thoughts. In her works, she demonstrates an extraordinary understanding of ceramics as a material and at the same time an unconventional and artistically exciting approach to the material. Intuitively, quickly and yet carefully, she balances and stacks forms made of clay and porcelain, exploring the limits of the sculptural mass. Fragments, found objects made of glass or metal and casting moulds are incorporated, as are historically known ornamental forms from the Baroque period or elements from Pop Art and Modernism.

Sarah Pschorn sees her work as a plea for the sweet, the sentimental, for the play between cheerfulness and melancholy, for losing oneself in the form - but also for the confrontation with transience.

Born in Dresden in 1989, she grew up surrounded by baroque architecture and discovered her passion for clay at the age of 5. After studying at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle (2009-2015) and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel (2012-2013), she moved to Leipzig and opened her studio in 2016. Since then, Sarah Pschorn has participated in many international exhibitions in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, the USA and Switzerland. In 2023, she presented her largest exhibition to date, Records of Gravity, at the Gerhard Marcks Haus in Bremen with ceramic sculptures and installations on over 400 square metres of museum space. She has also won several prizes and scholarships such as the Monica Biserni Prize of the MIC Museum Faenza (2023), the annual scholarship of the Stiftung Kunstfonds (2022), the Perron Art Prize Frankenthal (2017), Leipzig Connects of the MDBK Leipzig (2018) and the Open to Art Award of Officine Saffi in Milan (2019). Her works are represented in the public collections of the Art Collection of the Free State of Saxony, the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus Bremen, the Grassi Museum Leipzig and many private collections.

Location
Spinnereistr. 7
Halle 18.H
04179 Leipzig
Opening Hours
Wednesday — Sunday
11:00 AM — 05:00 PM
Contact
Gallery Laetitia Gorsy
info@shebam.art

+49 (0)15901401465
chevron-downarrow-leftarrow-right