Short biography

Anne-Marie Stöhr © KSW
Anne-Marie Stöhr © KSW

Anne-Marie Stöhr

Visual Arts

July, August 2023

Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur Saarland

Anne-Marie Stöhr, a quadrilingual visual artist with cultural backgrounds in Germany, Sweden and France, graduated from the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Saarbrücken with an exchange semester at the École des Arts Décoratifs Strasbourg and preliminary studies in painting at Dômen Konstskola Göteborg. She lived in California from 2002 to 2019. Working residencies in Grenoble, Gothenburg and Berkeley (CA). Her works are exhibited internationally and are in public collections of the Swedish Cultural Council, the Cultural Office of Gothenburg, the Ministry of Culture and Education of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Ministry of Culture and Education of Saarland. She is vice-chair of the Saarländisches Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken.

In her work, she explores the edge of legibility. As an abstract painter, she is interested in painting as language, as a marker with intrinsic semantics. The sharp demarcation between painted and unpainted surface or the meeting of two painting techniques, where gesture becomes image, is her central concern. In her years of study, her painting has evolved into the processual and she is interested in the immediacy and presence of the creative process. The gesture, time and materiality of a work is always visible in her painting. She works with liquid ink and acrylic on various surfaces such as synthetic paper, canvas, paper and wood. In exhibitions she likes to work related to a space where different painting modules dialogue with each other and form a new context of abstract meaning.