Lantern II
Born in Quedlinburg (DE) in 1969, Moritz graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1994. Moritz mainly works in drawings and oil paintings. In her early career, she was known as an artist of figurative painting, focusing on specific motifs such as flowers and helicopters. However, in recent years, she has been switching over to abstract expression, creating works that are very organic, and heavily loaded with primary colors. Moritz, who lived in both East and West Germany, has drawn inspiration for her artworks from her memory and history since her early period of figurative painting. Having experienced the tumultuous era of the fall of the Berlin Wall in her youth, memory for Moritz must be closely intertwined with the history of the country and the personal histories of herself and those close to her. Her partner, Richter, belongs to a slightly earlier generation, but similarly carries the national yoke of war and tragedy through his own work. In Moritz's recent abstract expressions, the symbolism of red and blue is particularly remarkable. Apart from the numerous solo exhibitions at international institutions and museums, including Serpentine Gallery (London), Moritz’s early series of paintings featuring houses are a part of the collection of Tate Modern (London), and are highly regarded worldwide.