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sarah illenberger: good weather exhibition
aug 10, 2011
sarah illenberger: good weather exhibition



© meloncholie, 2010 by sarah illenberger. fine art print, 40 x 60 cm, ed. of 50. courtesy of gestalten.

sarah illenberger
: ‘good weather’ exhibition
at: gestalten space, berlin
from: 18 august — 11 september, 2011
(opening: august 18, 18:00 – 21:00)

to coincide with the launch of the the artist’s first monograph gestalten space will show
a large selection of work by berlin-based visual artist sarah illenberger.


© chili con carne, 2008 by sarah illenberger for enroute magazine. fine art print, 70 x 84 cm, ed. of 25. courtesy of gestalten.


following text from gestalten

good weather also presents many of the original crafted objects composed from combining an array
of materials such as paper, textile, and stones to mundane everyday items from fruits and rubber
bands to car tires.

meticulously created with analog handicraft instead of using a computer, sarah illenberger’s
richly-detailed work opens up new perspectives on seemingly familiar, iconographically-charged
forms and content. she expertly avoids imbuing her materials and subjects with artificial significance
or forcing a meaning upon them. instead, illenberger’s penetrating creative eye reveals their true
essence—one that has usually remained hidden just under the surface from our fleeting and
routine everyday glances.


© soft brain, 2009 by sarah illenberger for sz-magazin. fine art print, 20 x 26 cm, ed. of 25. courtesy of gestalten.

sarah illenberger’s visual language is extremely effective at translating content, data, and ideas
into vivid, often humorous images. whether big or small, abstract or complex, the subjects and
problems of our times are pointedly depicted by this renowned illustrator and designer in concise
visual forms. the conceptual strength, descriptive intensity, and spatial finesse of her style make her
work particularly attractive for international magazines that are looking for a catchy and entertaining
way to illustrate their articles.


© totem, 2011 by sarah illenberger for rubbersoul/goodyear. courtesy of gestalten.

the exhibition coincides with the release of her eponymous first monograph, entitled sarah illenberger.
in addition to commissioned designs for editorial and commercial clients, such as vanity fair,
süddeutsche zeitung, wallpaper, and nike, it also includes a selection of current personal projects.
the book will see its exclusive international pre-release at gestalten space before it hits bookshops
in september.


front cover of the sarah illenberger monography published by gestalten, 2011

sarah illenberger was born in 1976 in munich. after studying graphic design at london’s central saint martins,
she launched the jewelry label sarah & patrick design in 2001, together with designer patrick muff.
since 2003, the award-winning artist has worked as a freelance illustrator, art director and set designer,
and runs her own studio in berlin-mitte since 2007.


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