Focusing on constant research into form, Christiane Löhr's language has evolved from a strong connection with nature, resulting in light, impalpable works that exceed all visual expectations. Stems, leaves, seeds, stalks and horsehair, reflecting the natural life cycle, are moulded into slender sculptures and installations reminiscent of stable architectural objects and structures. The organic material is taken out of its original context and given new life through the artist's process of re-elaboration. The result is powerful and able to transcend the transience of time. Space and proportion are two of the main characteristics of Löhr's work, and this can also be seen in her drawings in which the sinuous lines, starting from a point, grow and unwind on the paper to continue mentally beyond it.
Christiane Löhr (Wiesbaden, Germany, 1965) lives and works in Prato and Cologne, Germany. She graduated from the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf with Jannis Kounellis (1994), with whom she later completed a Master of Arts (1996). Her major solo and group exhibitions include: Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy, 2020; Galleria e Museo San Fedele, Milan, Italy, 2020; Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden / Cragg Foundation, Wuppertal, Germany, 2018; Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland, 2016; MAGA, Gallarate (Varese), Italy, 2016; MART, Rovereto (Trento), 2013 and 2017; Villa and Collezione Panza, Varese, Italy, 2010; Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2001. Her works are to be found in private and museum collections, including the Panza di Biumo collection and the Gori - Fattoria di Celle collection. In 2001 she took part in the 49th Venice Biennale curated by Harald Szeemann and in 2016 she was awarded the Pino Pascali Prize by the foundation of the same name. In 2020 the German publishing house Hatje Cantz published an extensive monograph dedicated to the artist.