Ulrike Theusner

Ulrike Theusner seeks to portray the poisonous nature of contemporary culture. In here works she offers a social critique seeking to reveal the absurdities and poisonous effects of contemporary culture, like a whirlpool it sucks in legitimate ideas important for the greater good, and then vilifies them, later spitting it out elsewhere in a horrific blood drenched state. Instead only monotonous ideas remain, leaving us, the people living out our lives as lemmings do.  Theusner’s depictions of the grotesque as allegories in panoramic scenes are continuing a great tradition of socially critical art. One can imagine her rousing ancestors ranges from Dürer to Hogarth and Goya to Honoré Daumier, Heinrich Zille and Banksy.