“An unforgettable experience: working with the master repairer in little more than 60 square feet of space. A crash course in materials science and the whole philosophy of porcelain.”
Birgit Dieker, born in 1969, lives and works in Berlin. She first studied German at the city’s Technical University before switching to Sculpture under Michael Schoenholz at the Arts College. Literature and a classical training in sculpture both have a key bearing on her work.
Dieker’s principal sculptural theme is the human body, her attention focusing on its outer shells - notably in the form of textiles, leather and hair - and on its inner plastic quality, up to and including the organs beneath its surface.