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Andrea Loefke
updated: 07/31/2009
website: AndreaLoefke.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Let us celebrate! With brittle, rock candy, pastry and confection
Let us celebrate! With brittle, rock candy, pastry and confection (detail)
Untitled (Weather Series)
Oh do let me help to undo it!
Oh do let me help to undo it! (detail)
Folding an Orange Fish Out of Newspaper
Folding an Orange Fish Out of Newspaper
Tik tik tik tik....
Tik tik tik tik....(detail)
The squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits are indeed harmless
The squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits are indeed harmless (detail)
Untitled (Weather Series)
I hope you don’t mind me talking about the best of both
 I hope you don’t mind me talking about the best of both (detail)
Untitled (Weather Series)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  cartoon, collage, craft, fantasy, dreams, narrative, site-specific, surreal, humor, systems
 
 
Let us celebrate! With brittle, rock candy, pastry and confection by Andrea Loefke
Let us celebrate! With brittle, rock candy, pastry and confection
Mixed Media Installation
August 2006
138 " x  98 "  x 208 " 
Let us celebrate! With brittle, rock candy, pastry and confection (detail) by Andrea Loefke
Let us celebrate! With brittle, rock candy, pastry and confection (detail)
Mixed Media installation
August 2006
138 " x  98 "  x 208 " 
Untitled (Weather Series) by Andrea Loefke
Untitled (Weather Series)
Drawing/Collage on paper
July 2008
35 " x  46 " 
Oh do let me help to undo it! by Andrea Loefke
Oh do let me help to undo it!
Mixed Media Installation
Feb. 2006
203 " x  130 "  x 455 " 
Oh do let me help to undo it! (detail) by Andrea Loefke
Oh do let me help to undo it! (detail)
Mixed Media installation
Feb. 2006
203 " x  130 "  x 455 " 
Folding an Orange Fish Out of Newspaper by Andrea Loefke
Folding an Orange Fish Out of Newspaper
Mixed Media installation
April 2008
144 " x  120 "  x 168 " 
Folding an Orange Fish Out of Newspaper by Andrea Loefke
Folding an Orange Fish Out of Newspaper
Mixed Media installation
Feb. 2006
144 " x  120 "  x 168 " 
Tik tik tik tik.... by Andrea Loefke
Tik tik tik tik....
Mixed Media (cardboard, glitter fabric, foam, pink latex, pom poms, yarn, tape, pencil lines, styrofoam, photocopies, vinyl, foliage model material, miniature foam fence, pins)
July 2005
130" x  101"  x 96" 
Tik tik tik tik....(detail) by Andrea Loefke
Tik tik tik tik....(detail)
Mixed Media Installation
July 2005
130 " x  101 "  x 96 " 
The squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits are indeed harmless by Andrea Loefke
The squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits are indeed harmless
Mixed Media Installation
Nov. 2007
96 " x  204 "  x 216 " 
The squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits are indeed harmless (detail) by Andrea Loefke
The squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits are indeed harmless (detail)
Mixed Media Installation
Nov. 2007
96 " x  204 "  x 216 " 
Untitled (Weather Series) by Andrea Loefke
Untitled (Weather Series)
Drawing/Collage on paper
July 2008
35 " x  46 " 
I hope you don’t mind me talking about the best of both by Andrea Loefke
I hope you don’t mind me talking about the best of both
Mixed Media Installation
Feb.2009
168 " x  156 "  x 144 " 
 I hope you don’t mind me talking about the best of both (detail) by Andrea Loefke
I hope you don’t mind me talking about the best of both (detail)
Mixed Media Installation
Feb. 2009
168 " x  156 "  x 144 " 
Untitled (Weather Series) by Andrea Loefke
Untitled (Weather Series)
Drawing/Collage on paper
June 2008
48 " x  60 " 

Artist Statement
Once upon a time there was a world: whimsical, humorous, credulous, intimate, alien, glittering and obscure. I construct conglomerates of material and form, working from innumerable sources, both decorative and everyday. In fabricating these often vivid multiform assemblages, I employ a myriad of techniques, expressing ambiguous thoughts and sensations, often with a strong sense of quite foreboding – the primary narrative holds a secondary within. These fairy-like worlds are complex structures, resulting in playful, mysterious landscapes, enticing the viewer into visual narrative journeys. I develop pathways for the viewer to travel. I link micro with macro worlds, the flat image with the 3-dimensional, encourage notions of irritation, and implied movement of the objects, and ask the viewer to relate oneself to the objects and the situations they present. I am interested to cultivate our human ability to fantasize, freely associate, create, and to allow an all-embracing experience.

Artist Bio / CV

Andrea Loefke is a German born sculptor/installation artist with a Masters degree in art education from Leipzig, Germany and an MFA in sculpture from Ohio State University, Columbus. After moving to New York in 2003, she immediately was awarded a residency at the MacDowell Colony, NH, as well as a one-year studio residency at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. Since then she has shown extensively at different venues in New York, as well as across the United States and Germany. Among those, Michael Steinberg Gallery, NY, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, the Scupture Center, Cleveland, Ohio and Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, Germany. Numerous reviews in Artforum, Sculpture, Brooklyn Rail, and Frankfurter Allgemeine have accompanied her solo exhibitions and a lengthy feature was recently published in Sculpture in their 2008 May issue. That same year Loefke received an invitation by the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE for a 3-month residency and proceeded with a first time collaborative performance project, “Ausflug ins Gruene” with the University of Michigan. In 2009, Loefke will be creating a site-specific, permanent installation at a Private Collectors home in Berlin, Germany.

 

Currently Loefke is working as an adjunct professor in Sculpture at Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts in New York.