Birgit Hölmer September 2023
Birgit Hölmer’s work often focuses on topics such as gentrification and the development of neighbourhoods and cities.
Her Cut artworks utilises sticky cut-out stripes to create geometric 3D -like paintings on vacant shop windows across the city.
Birgit’s “CUTS” are an artistic gesture that initially started as a reaction and critique of the gentrification taking place in Berlin. By applying her CUTS to empty shop windows without legal permission, Hölmer commented on the changing urban and social environment. For this purpose, she uses waste material, remnants of the printing trade; stripes of different sizes and colours, leftovers that remain after printed stickers have been trimmed.
During her artist residency at Plan B. Birgit will be working on a series of graphite "rubbings" drawings of natural objects and executing cut works on abandoned buildings in the centre of Athens.