Josefine Reisch works through representational mediums such as tromp l‘oeil painting, portraiture and textile. Her works are based on an omnipresent and accessible European cultural heritage. She examines historical contents to outline hierarchies particularly social conditioning and aspirational tendencies within contemporary interpretations of historiography. Reisch questions the value and validity of a popularized cultural heritage as she reassembles historical moments and figures into jumbled compositions, much like a musical medley. Engaging in a feminist reading of historiography her work triggers new readings and uncertainty within this déjà-vu.
Josefine Reisch (born 1987, Berlin, Germany) lives and works in London. Recent solo and two-people shows include SUNDY, London (2019); Pulmonary Tales, PEE Z II, London (2019) both with Philip Seibel; Celetoids, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2018); Stampede, Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin (2018). Her work has also been shown with Mothers & Daughters Bar at Beursschouwburg, Brussels; White Cubicle, London; Bob’s Pogo Bar at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli; Corner College, Zurich; Kunsthaus NRW, Aachen; Arp Museum Rolandseck and Moderna Galleria Ljubljana for the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, amongst others.