In light of the current Government advice about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this exhibition is currently closed. Details about the Henry Moore Institute’s reopening plans can be found on their website.
Discover Paloma Varga Weisz’s enchanting figurative sculpture, made using traditional techniques, including woodcarving and ceramics.
Spanning over twenty years, work from throughout her career will be on display. The exhibition features a diverse cast of characters, from early works such as Wilde Leute (Wild Bunch), a series of ceramics that take the form of fantastical creatures, to later pieces such as Bumpman and the fragmented body of Waldfrau (Women of the Forest).
The exhibition also includes over forty of her watercolours and drawings which present a world of masquerades, disguises and role reversals. Paloma Varga Weisz’s starting point for this poetic and narrative work is often her own life experiences, yet it also reflects wider themes of identity, societal ‘norms’ and historical stereotyping.
Growing up in Germany, her artist father was a major influence on her future artistic career. She was classically trained, learning woodcarving and modelling in Bavaria, before studying in Düsseldorf, where she lives and works today.
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