Sehnzucht: The Remix (2016)   The series 'Sehnzucht: The Remix' is based on the artist’s personal experience of becoming a mother; on the contradictory nature of the event and the conflicting emotions it creates — the awe at the incredible ’once in a lifetime’ beauty of motherhood mixed with feelings of daunting powerlessness and isolation. We live in a time where women increasingly feel a great deal of stress— both self-imposed and external — to juggle all life roles perfectly: mother, artist, professional, companion. Gjaltema’s work reflects on this phenomena in a series of collages composed out of cutouts of enlarged copies of her polaroid Series 'Sehnzucht', showing her direct surroundings, her home and her small son.

Sehnzucht: The Remix (2016)

The series 'Sehnzucht: The Remix' is based on the artist’s personal experience of becoming a mother; on the contradictory nature of the event and the conflicting emotions it creates — the awe at the incredible ’once in a lifetime’ beauty of motherhood mixed with feelings of daunting powerlessness and isolation. We live in a time where women increasingly feel a great deal of stress— both self-imposed and external — to juggle all life roles perfectly: mother, artist, professional, companion. Gjaltema’s work reflects on this phenomena in a series of collages composed out of cutouts of enlarged copies of her polaroid Series 'Sehnzucht', showing her direct surroundings, her home and her small son.

Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
Exhibition view 'Sehnzucht: The Remix', 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
'Untitled', Museo Silver Rag mounted on Alu Dibond, 30 x 30 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP
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