Elvira Bach

Heckenroeslein

Heckenroeslein
100 x 100cm
Original Works on Canvas and Paper

Schwarzer Peter

Schwarzer Peter
130 x 165cm
Original Works on Canvas and Paper

Winter Ade

Gaertnerin aus Liebe, 2010
230 x 100cm
Original Works on Canvas and Paper

 

Elvira Bach Sophisticated Lady

Sophisticated Lady, 1982
165 x 130 cm
Original Works on Canvas and Paper

Elvira bach Beschenkt

Beschenkt, 2011
165 x 130 cm
Original Works on Canvas and Paper

elvira bach Fructus artichochi

Fructus artichochi, 2011
 100 x 70 cm
On Paper

 

 

Original Colour Lithographs /partly hand printed

Eine Kuechendiva
Eine Kuechendiva
Ed. EA
2014
Zwilling
Zwilling
Ed. 15/40
2013
Zauber
Zauber
Ed 10/60
2013

 

Copy Cat
Copy Cat
Ed. 1/40
2013
Spargelschaelerin
Spargelschaelerin
Ed. 4/40
2012
Gaertnerin aus Liebe
Gaertnerin aus Liebe
Ed. EA
SOLD

 

Mit Zigarette
Mit Zigarette
Ed 40/90
2003

 

 

 

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More paintings showing at www.saatchionline.com/www.veraschuhmacherfineart.co.uk

I am delighted to represent Elvira Bach in the UK

Biography

1951-

Born in Neuenhain/Taunus, Germany

1967-1970-

Studied at the Staatliche Glasfachschule, Hadamar

1972-1979-

Studied under Hann Trier at the Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin (Art's Academy)

1972-1981-

Employment with the Schaubuehne am Halleschen Ufer, Berlin, to finance her studies

1982-

Invitation as the first woman to the Documenta 7 in Kassel
Artist in Residence, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1984-1992-

Spent long periods in Senegal where she got married and got 2 sons

Elvira Bach lives and works in Berlin

 

ELVIRA FEATURING ELVIRA

"I do love clichées", Elvira Bach claimed in an interview back in 1991. Stereotyped thinking? Pessimism? On the contrary. After her exhibition "Elvira shows Variations" had premiered in a Berlin butchery in 1978, her main focus, ALWAYS ME, emerged more and more. But it wasn't before her participation in the Cassel Documenta 7 that people got to know her work and do realize her oeuvre at first sight now.

While being thrown into the melting-pot of the young and wild in her early years, her unique proposition as a painter has evolved, after almost three decades. Consider Elvira a snake who loves to skin, to reinvent, and yet to abide by herself. I hardly know any other artist whose work has been more influenced by the art=life equation. Often she catches her reflexion in the mirror - sometimes self-critically.

Thus the brutely sketched Night Owls of 1982 have evolved into the technically nuanced Kitchen Divas by the end of the nineties that manage daily work at home with 2 children with ease. However, for the evening "gig" the red Prada shoes is a must!

Elvira's painting is comprehensive; in fact, it goes without ample art historic explanations. It catches the viewer's eye and fascinates him.

(after Alexander Tiburtius)