Barbara Schober is a German visual artist. Her work covers a broad range of various media in which the term "Internet Awareness" plays an important role. With ancient techniques and material experiments, she sets a counterpoint to the pervasive digital world. Schober uses photography and freeze-rames creates digital and analog collages and (re-)digitizes, paints over, or applies material objects to them. She integrates intentionally or randomly created structures elsewhere in her work. A major topic in Schober's work is a dynamic play with perspective and dimensions which continuously destabilizes the position of the viewer. The spontaneous, the accidental and art-trouvé is as important as the artist's personal involvement with the object or the topic. The focus is on liminal areas, precarious balances and pivotal moments in photography, sculpture, film and painting.
Further information about my work and projects could be find on Wikipedia.
After graduating (eq MFA) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart on the topic “Virtual Museum”, I contributed to exhibitions and projects in Germany and
abroad, such as in Washington D. C. (USA), London & Oxford (GB), Humlebæk (DK) Durban (ZA), Panevezys & Siauliai (LTU), Kefalonia (GR) and Salerno (IT).
A great influence on my artistic development had my collaboration with Dietrich Mahlow, former director of Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, as well as the projects and interviews in the area of social sculpture e.g. with Tim Rollins & KOS.
My artistic work was awarded with the „Donau Kunstpreis 2018“ (3rd place) a Grant of the Ionion Art Center, Kefelonia and the "Terzio Premio Sezione Pittura/Figurativo" of the Biennale Salerno (2018). My journalistic work was nominated for the Prix Europa and the Prix Italia (2002).
Some personal bytes
"Socialized by Brothers Grimm, I am a cinema addict and a Tarantino and Monty Python Fan.
My studio is located in the rural region between Black Forest and Swabian Sibiria (South of Germany) - where behind every tree you can watch Rumpelstiltskin singing and Snow White yawning.
Besides developing new art projects every day I like flying and kung fu fighting.
Mottos: "Make small things great and scale down pompous things" - "Spin gold into straw" (reversed Rumpelstiltskin device)."