Irene Stader



Irene Stader presents illustrious group pictures. Her work achieves its desired effect once the viewer starts to smile and grin. When painting her pictures she tends to adhere to the communication theory proposed by Paul Watzlawick: "People cannot not communicate." And so her figures compete in their attitudes, leaning into each other and eyeing each other; decked out with vanity and a craving for admiration for and against each other. They go beyond mere representation to create a world of caricature, but one which is easily recognisable. She provides all her protagonists with a stage, and radiates a sense of fun in terms of textile design and physiognomies. 

Image in Edition 2016

Mamas darling or Did you eat this?

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