Published by Kerber. Text by Inge Herold, Christian Malycha, Mark Gisbourne.
Miriam Vlaming's large-scale paintings project a threadbare figuration under erasure, ever about to succumb to abstraction. Her method of combining fragments from well-known and more remote cultural spheres produces scenes of broken promises that exude disillusionment, abandonment and melancholy.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Torsten Reiter. Text by Susanne Altmann, Jörg Böckem, Gerhard Charles Rump, Norbert Wartig.
This collection of moody landscapes and figure studies by the Leipzig painter Miriam Vlaming spans from 2003-2007. Essayist Jörg Böckem suggests that Vlaming's work gives shape to longing. Here, "melancholy has nothing to do with depression or misery; melancholy is a special form of luck. In Vlaming's pictures, this luck can be found."