The use of simple materials often combined with paradoxical consumption, meticulous demonstration and sometimes-physical effort are key aspects of Juliane Schmidt’s works. Their source is the examination of futility. Trying to translate the Sisyphean struggles of human life forms is the basis for video/performance, installation, photography, drawing and object.
Questioning artistic work is part of this examination. For example Schmidt is using elemental artistic implements, such as white paper and pencils, but not for the purpose they are intended for. In this context Schmidt is also interested in discovering systems, in which the result creates itself. Following these systems, “drawings” generate themselves seemingly without creative will and producing aesthetical forms.
Schmidt’s work has been shown all over Europe. Her work can be found in private and public collections. Her work is made possible by several stipends and grants. Schmidt was educated at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and she holds a degree in “Fine Arts” from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Dresden, Germany.