Born in Munich, Germany, 1989. Lives and works in Munich.
West of Eden 03,
(for Melchior de Hondecoeter and Dan Flavin)
Oil on canvas
39.37h x 59.06w in
100h x 150w cm
Alina Grasmann lives and works in Munich, Germany, having studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her paintings deal with imaginary, real and emotional places. The West of Eden series (2017) places elements of famous historical paintings inside the industrial architecture of Dia Beacon, the landmark of minimalist art, questioning the dichotomy between artifice and reality. In Paper Town (2018), a series of smaller oils on paper, she depicts the facades of a town that began as a copyright trap - a deliberate typo by map-makers to catch copyright infringement, again using her masterful painting technique to juxtapose fiction and reality.