Published by Kerber. Text by Teresa Bischoff, Jutta Desel, Anne Diestelkamp, Martin Oswald.
Drawing on the Icarus myth, German painter Miriam Vlaming (born 1971) has created a new group of works, gathered here, in which she connects humankind’s longstanding dream of flying with themes of hubris, depicting phantom figures negotiating fantastical worlds.
Published by Kerber. Interview by Nicola Graef, Michael Braun Alexander.
Human Nature presents the most recent works by German painter Miriam Vlaming (born 1971), which explore Edenic worlds between dream and reality, their vibrant colors symbolizing liveliness and rebirth. The volume captures a phase of rebirth in Vlaming’s work that is as scientific as it is mystical.
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."