I was born in a small town in former East Germany, escaped to Berlin before moving to London from where I headed east again to spend some time in Singapore and Malaysia. Currently I live in Paris.
From an early age on, I couldn’t decide what I loved more, words or images, with the result that I pursued both interests at different times in my life. I studied literature and linguistics but am also a trained graphic designer.
My graphic art often combines both my own and found photos with other imagery and text. I’m interested by notions of appropriation and re-contextualisation. In a visually oversaturated world, how can you reclaim some sort of control over the visual narrative surrounding you?
I am open to:
commissions and collaborations
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© 2019 Petra Zehner