Lilies & Objects – Sabine Moritz

Lilies & Objects – Sabine Moritz


December 2011
ISBN 9780956404169
320 x 240 mm
88 pages
59 illustrations

A series of charcoal, pastel and oil pastel drawings of lilies and objects by German artist Sabine Moritz.

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Following her 2010 publication dedicated to roses, Cologne-based artist Sabine Moritz here turns her attention to lilies, which she first began depicting in the mid 1990s. Working on paper to produce 59 charcoal, pastel and oil pastel drawings, similarly she often approaches works as studies or exercises in observation and representation.

During the development of this publication, which was originally conceived as a collection of Moritz’s drawings of lilies, the artist had the idea to introduce another ongoing body of work – drawings of objects – alongside the lilies. These objects are primarily statues, statuettes and figurines – hand-made works of art from different periods in history, such as a classical torso, an African figurine, and a Buddhist head.

Moritz’s drawings of objects reflect a range of ideas and registers, moods and sentiments. Including the objects alongside the lilies opens up questions of time, life, death, belief, truth, human psychology and the very process of making art. What drives us to make art and what does it tell us about ourselves and the civilisations we create?

About the artist

Sabine Moritz is a German artist based in Cologne, Germany. Her work is a manifestation of indelible memory and its release, creating works that portray the personal and collective history and passing of a period in time. She has been widely exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Düsseldorf, Brussels, Paris and London. Moritz lives and works in Cologne, Germany.