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© Pauline Stopp
© Pauline Stopp

Pauline Stopp

Visual Arts

June, July, August 2020

Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Pauline Stopp was born in 1989 and grew up in the Ore Mountain Range in Germany. From 2008 to 2012 she studied textile art and textile design at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Schneeberg. For her bachelor thesis Fluorescent Youth she was awarded the Bernhard von Lindenau scholarship in 2013. From 2013 to 2018 she studied fine arts at the Caspar David Friedrich Institute of the University of Greifswald. In 2017 she received work and travel grants for the Künstlerhaus Lukas in Ahrenshoop, the Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (Austria), and for a stay in Qingdao (China). Most recently, Stopp’s works have been shown in Schloss Plüschow, the Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, the Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, the Schleswig-Holstein-Haus Schwerin, the Nachtspeicher23 (Hamburg), the Laoshan Museum of Arts (Qingdao/China), and the galerie gerken (Berlin), among others. In 2018 she was awarded the Young Artist Prize for Visual Arts in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and received the Caspar David Friedrich Scholarship 2019/2020. Pauline Stopp lives and works in Greifswald.

Pauline Stopp collects objects, information, colors, forms and sounds and brings them together according to her own order. Based on ‘Heimat’ aesthetics, conservative use of language, as well as the objectification of the human being as a body for pleasure, she creates objects, apparatuses, drawings and paintings. She refers to a garish, infantile worldsweet, pink, lovely. Behind it, however, is hidden the morbidity of every existencefleshy, torn, hurt.