Ati Maier

Ati Maier grew up in Munich. Here she came under the influence of Franz Marc and August Macke’s colour schemes, before she moved to the United States and grew acquainted with the endless vistas of the American West. In her multi-perspective fantasy landscapes she ignites a veritable firework of virtuoso pictorial inventions and discoveries. In her complex, often many layered works she uses the endless varieties of information available today and adopts illustrations from various sources—from geography, geology, physics, or from comics and space research—which she then takes as a point of departure for her combinatorial microcosmic and macrocosmic landscapes. The viewer is cast upon a journey through space and time, reminiscent of a science fiction adventure. This of course piques the discoverer’s desire to embark on an expedition, and the exhibition visitors are encouraged to join the pictorial pioneer Ati Maier on a voyage to ever new sights.

Space Rider 2011 by Ati Maier