MARIA LILJA ART CV CONTACT
 

 

 

New works: Home Office 2020

 

Cutting Up 7 Red Out. 122 x 108 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 
Cutting Up 7, Red in. 126 x 96 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 
Cutting Up 9, Red Out. 110 x 140 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 
Cutting Up 8, Red Out.123 x 116 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 
Cutting Up 8, Red in. 115 x 103 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 
Havet Silver. 95 x 145 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 
Havet Farbe. 95 x 145 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 
Cutting Up 10 The Bride. 150 x 115 cm. Foto: Kristina Strauss
 



Cutting Up 10 The Kid. (ca 50 x 60 cm.) Foto: Kristina Strauss



These works, Home Office 2020, were made during the lockdown period in Berlin. For many weeks your only break from the isolation of your home was to meet a maximum of one other person outdoors. All cafes and restaurants closed as well as most shops. At the time I worked as a teacher at Weissensee Art University and from March 18 to mid-May we were instructed to work from home. I was stuck in my apartment in Kreuzberg. To deal with this, I began to wiew my situation in Berlin as an artist residency. I dedicated a room of my apartment to a temporary studio and started working. I had previously made a series called "Cutting Up" where I took apart all parts of a man's suit and sewed them together again as squares. I continued this but mostly only used the jackets and separated the lining parts from the parts from the outer fabric and made two different squares. I also cut up some shirts and printed a picture of the sea. The project was planned before the pandemic, but in the home office situation they got a new context. We longed for the sea, but it was impossible for us to go. And our suits and our clothes were just hanging in the closet.

 

See more Cutting Up and older works here