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Beate Höing

(Germany, 1966)

In her porcelain objects, Beate Höing ironically recreates the world of her paintings, which she composes from flea market finds and her handmade pieces. She combines her figures with partly kitsch and partly pretentious second-hand porcelain figures, giving the found objects a new narrative content. The consciously imperfect figures, whose effect is always somewhat improvised and peculiar, symbolize the tenuousness and vulnerability of the cozy world they (and the paintings) reflect.

Thus Beate Höing offers the viewer a humorous insight into a small world that, with its privacy and intimacy, can sometimes mean more to us than liberal sophistication by recalling a cosy existence that arouses nostalgia and memories of times past, but which has been functioning less and less ever since. the generation forced into it is gradually disappearing.