Stories made of and about things
A look at the painting of Sabine Christmann
First of all, Sabine Christmann positions her protagonists meticulously in her studio by means of patient, detailed precision work and then she captures them on canvas.
She creates elaborate narratives about life in her pictures, fashioning them out of empty bottles, paper or plastic bags, tin cans and other apparent relicts of our consumerist world.
In her pictures, inconspicuous, conventional everyday objects – or rather their even less meaningful packaging – are divorced from their actual contexts of meaning and juxtaposed in new contextual relationships.