Barbara Breitenfellner is a collage and installation artist in Berlin. As Ariane Fairlie said in her essay in Breitenfellner’s Artist Portfolio in Kolaj Issue 10, “Barbara Breitenfellner is a master of spatial play and negative space. Her forms are bold and most artworks have only 3-4 paper components.”
Fairlie goes on to say:
The active visual elements of her work exist strongly in the cut; the exclusion and void she creates.You can’t call it minimalism, because there’s too much going on, but her most simple pieces are her most successful. Her execution is brutal or jarring, not violent, but heavy-handed. Her nun/mountain collage illustrates this aspect of her work well. The silhouette of a hatted man is cut incautiously from the side of the woman’s face, echoing the pointed forms of the mountains, which also reverberate more softly in the nun’s habit.
untitled (WVZ 181)
by Barbara Breitenfellner
Courtesy of the artist