Barbara Schober



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hiStory Scapes

hiStory Scapes - Virtual Exhibition

hiStory Scapes II - Virtual Exhibition

Snow White - Virtual Exhibtion

Sleeping on Broken Glass - Virtual Exhibition

Snow of Last Summer - Virtual Exhibition


To depict the contradictions of our times I draw on humor & horror, the grotesque & the burlesque and on fragile & monstrous elements. My sources of inspiration are historical artefacts. motion pictures and fairy tales. I work with photography, video stills, and screenshots from the Internet and make digital or analog collages, overpaint them and apply new elements. I use traditional artistic manufacturing techniques to create a counterpoint to the digital world. I consistently „travel“ through art history, to get the adequate expression for my projects. In doing so I use my experience in illumination (at a French Trappist Monastery) and oil painting techniques of the XVII. century masters (at JP Brazs’ Studio, Paris).

After graduating (eq MFA) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart on the topic “Virtual Museum”, I contributed to exhibitions and projects in Germany and abroad, such as in Washington D. C. (USA), London & Oxford (GB), Humlebæk (DK) Durban (ZA), Panevezys & Siauliai (LTU), Kefalonia (GR) and Salerno (IT).
A great influence on my artistic development had my collaboration with Dietrich Mahlow, former director of Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, as well as the projects and interviews in the area of social sculpture e.g. with Tim Rollins & KOS.

My artistic work was awarded with the „Donau Kunstpreis 2018“ (3rd place) and my journalistic work was nominated for the Prix Europa and the Prix Italia (2002).


Barbara Schober is a German visual artist. Her work covers a broad range of various media in which the term "Internet Awareness" plays an important role. With ancient techniques and material experiments, she sets a counterpoint to the pervasive digital world. Schober uses photography and freeze-rames creates digital and analog collages and (re-)digitizes, paints over, or applies material objects to them. She integrates intentionally or randomly created structures elsewhere in her work. A major topic in Schober's work is a dynamic play with perspective and dimensions which continuously destabilizes the position of the viewer. The spontaneous, the accidental and art-trouvé is as important as the artist's personal involvement with the object or the topic. The focus is on liminal areas, precarious balances and pivotal moments in photography, sculpture, film and painting. (-> Wikipedia eEN & DE)


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