Andrea G Artz lives and works in London but is originally from Germany. In her work she explores different aspects of the journey and address themes like humanness, freedom, limitless possibilities, the expansion of consciousness, and at the same time globalization, displacement, being in exile, impermanence, homelessness, and existential loneliness. Her particular interest is the human figure and how people's physique, movement, posture, gesture and facial expressions can change as history progresses. Boundaries between media are fluid and projects vary from photography, drawing, sculpture and 3d collage to site - specific installation.
Her latest project Farewells transforms a large space underneath railway arches into a station where people in transit meet. Theme is the journey in all its aspects. There is a movement of hundreds of three - dimensional figures of various sizes throughout the space. The bending and folding of cut - out photographic prints into three - dimensional sculptures exaggerate the physique and posture of the travellers. Almost all are wired and some seem to be in a praying position. Visitors are able to walk around the cardboard sculptures and experience them from all angles.