Every once in a while I run across an artist whose work I love, but they are like a shadow in history. While on my daily blog reading spree I ran across a German artist with work I didn’t quite understand, but still intrigued me nonetheless. Rosemarie Trockel’s (1952 – ) story is so much like mine its scary.
At the age of 18 Rosemarie entered college with the hopes of becoming a teacher. I had the same ambitious goal in mind when I entered college. Our young Rose had a quad-concentration. She studied anthropology, sociology, theology, and math from 1970-1978. The girl’s workload was no joke!
As every college student does, Rosemarie had a change of heart. She shifted from the objective and began to study painting at the Kölner Werkschulen in Cologne, Germany. Less than five years after changing her focus, Rose held her first solo exhibitions. Her work was well received because of its focus on contemporary concerns, especially gender dynamics.
The rest is history. Rosemarie continues to create from her home in Cologne. She even finally reached her initial goal of becoming a teacher. She’s an instructor Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, an art academy in Germany.
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