With her expertly painted object shadows and light fields Sabine Liebchen (1960) is able to create a clear, exciting illusion of reality.
The artist, who lives and works in Düsseldorf, began her studies in visual communication in 1980. Even back then she was fascinated by the works of Gerhard Richter, whose influence can be felt in Liebchen’s pieces. Other artistic references can also be spotted, however, like Edward Hopper’s way of playing with light and shadow or Vermeer’s light direction, though in Liebchen’s images these references undergo a contemporary continuation.
Liebchen’s esthetic impresses with its clarity, which comes across without any showiness. Typical of Liebchen is the exciting combination of expertly composed figures with day-to-day movements as well as abstract, monochrome backgrounds.
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