Sascha Braunig

Born in 1983 in Qualicum Beach (British Columbia, Canada)
Lives and works in Portland (Oregon, United States)

Sascha Braunig holds a bachelor in Painting and Photography from the Cooper Union (New York) and a Master in Fine Arts from Yale University (Connecticut). Her work has been presented in solo shows in many renowned institutions such as MoMA PS1 (New York), the Foxy Production (New York), the Kunstall Stavanger (Stavanger) and the Rodolphe Janssen Gallery (Brussels). Her work is also part of many public and private collections.

Driven by a neo-surrealist style, Sascha Braunig’s production flirts between abstraction and realism. Oscillating between a photorealistic rendering of material and light, her compositions open on abstraction by the arbitrary representation of the humanoid form. The Crease represents a twisted female body without features, a central figure in Braunig’s representations, that traduces multiple contemporary troubles - whether they are associated with the objectification of the woman’s body, from which the artist claims to be inspired, or by the detachment of the body and the flesh from the digital self.

Sascha Braunig, The Crease, 2018, Oil on linen over panel, 55" × 34 1/8" × 2 1/8" (139,7 x 86,4 x 5,1 cm). Photo credit: David Wong


Other exhibitions of the artist at Arsenal Contemporary Art