Bianca Pratorius

 

Bianca Pratorius was born in Cologne, Germany in 1969. She started her formal training
at the Holzfachschule, Köln where she received her degree in fine furniture building and design and subsequently moved to Miami where she attended International Fine Arts College.
Her work is featured internationally in many private and corporate collections including the “Millennium Partners Collection” permanently housed in the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami.
She has exhibited her work at the Gulf Coast Museum in a three person show as well as the 2012 Biennial for Installation Art at the Appelton Museum of Art. She was recently featured in a solo show at Ground Arts, New York City as well as the Boca Raton Museum of Art 2013 juried exhibition and competition.
In her work Pratorius explores pattern, structure and repetition through the use of simple yet labor- intensive processes. She continuously investigates different materials for their structural and tactile potential and the process of selecting them is very deliberate.
The soft forms she creates from felt revolve around the process of hand cutting the felt into very organized ladder type pattern which seems to dissolve into organized chaos upon installation. The forms are never preconceived, but are created spontaneously upon installation by letting the inherent sensuality of the material express itself.
Her pieces counteract the notion of an object’s or sculpture’s permanence as they are unplanned expressions on a wall or space that can never be repeated exactly once the form is removed.

Media: Drawing & Mixed Media
E-Mail:  biancapratorius@gmail.com
Website: www.biancapratorius.com

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