Edward Ressle welcomes Sarah Buckner
Edward Ressle’s inaugural artist-in-residence is German painter Sarah Buckner. Buckner was born in 1984 in Frankfurt, Germany. Raised in Europe, Buckner was heavily influenced by the abundant legacy of Western painting that spans from the Renaissance to the Contemporary period. French modernist painter Balthus quickly became a source of inspiration that can be seen integrated into Buckner’s work.
After enrolling at the renowned Kunstakamedie Düsseldorf, Buckner studied under one of the most distinguished figurative painters Peter Doig. Doig would eventually become her mentor—showing her how an artist can live humbly and teaching her to follow the rich legacy of the Kunstakamedie.
Buckner’s subject matter explores what it is like to be alive, to exist, and to engage with others in the world. She draws heavily upon her childhood memories and her experiences growing up as a woman. Her paintings, in the words of artist Alastair Mackiven, have the ability to bring back images from the “rupture in this time- space.” The work occupies a region between the figurative and the surreal with its ethereal brushwork and phantasmal imagery.
Buckner’s paintings have been selected for solo and group exhibitions internationally, including shows in London and Rome amongst others. She will be in residence at Edward Ressle from July 18th to September 17th.
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