SCHÖN VERMÄHLT is the most comprehensive solo exhibition to date of the work of Kamilla Bischof (*1986 Graz, lives in Berlin), an important Austrian artist of the younger generation. In an open layout space Bischof shows a new series of large-scale paintings which, while inspired by reality, lead into worlds of fantasy. A specially designed artist’s book in which she juxtaposes recent paintings and photographs with prose interspersed with images demonstrates the double talent of the artist and writer.
Kamilla Bischof likes to complement her visualised narratives in prose texts and to stage them in the exhibition space in prop-like installations. Thus the current exhibition, too, is accompanied by a prose text comprised of multiple scenes that appears in her new artist’s book. In her texts Bischof pursues similar strategies as in her painting: Her narratives are mostly concretely located in the real world, though, time and time again, they drift off into the realm of the surreal.