Claudia Sacher is a visual artist working in the medium of drawing, installation and performance. Born in 1966 in Oberhausen (Germany), she gained a diploma in Graphic Design at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen where she studied Three-dimensional Design and Sculpture under Professor Rolf Lieberknecht and Drawing and Illustration under Professor Otto Näscher. From 1992–1994, she studied New Performing Arts and Intermedia under Professor Hans Breder in Iowa City (USA). She later returned to Essen (Germany) and joined Kunsthaus Essen, a forum for contemporary art, for two years. This was followed by a solo exhibition in Städtische Galerie Museum Folkwang and numerous group exhibitions in Germany. In 2003, Sacher moved to the North East of England where she has exhibited regularly ever since.
About the art
It is possible for a drawing to be a poem. This is May - Mai, a poem as a drawing.
May – Mai
Nachts, wenn der Wind das Haus einkreist und mich in die Mitte seiner
Schlinge setzt, trage ich in Gedanken meine Dinge zum Ufer: eine
Waage, einen roten Teppich, zum Schlafen darauf. Eine Decke, eine
Scherbe, ein kleiner Hase aus Holz, und die Musikinstrumente.
At night, when the wind circles the house and sets me in the middle of its
noose, in my thoughts I carry my things to the river bank: scales, a red
carpet, for sleeping upon. A blanket, a shard, a small, wooden hare and
(Max P., translated by Hazel Harrison)
Notruf 2020 / Emergency 2020
It is possible for a drawing to remind you of your 13th Birthday. Try with that little empathy of yours which is left to imagine you turn 13 today. Now.
A young person is sitting in a cart like structure with wheels attached which cannot move. They are sewn on rainbow coloured fabric. In faint pencil we can read the following on the drawing:
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag. All the Best on your Birthday.
Im 13. Jahr, als in der Welt etwas seltsames geschah.
(In the 13th year when something strange happened in the world)
Where is home now?
May - Mai, charcoal and pastel, (unframed) 25 x 18 cm. £120
Notruf 2020 / Emergency 2020, charcoal and pastel, (unframed) 25 x 18 cm. £120