'Lulu I', 2014, polyurethane foam, wood, 59 x 53 x 48 cm
'Takako I', 2016, silk thread, bamboo, glue, Indian ink, 93.5 x 38.5 x 11.5 cm / 'Takako II', 2016, hand dyed silk thread, bamboo, glue, 128 x 38.5 x 14.5 cm
video still (work in progress)
Born Tokyo (JP), 1981
In her work Maria Kley aims to make individual human experiences and interpersonal relationships tangible. She draws inspiration from people's life stories, as well as personal experiences. She deliberately makes room for her subject to participate in the process. While sharing a passing of time, she finds and creates traces of individual life. In each project, her material and methodology are specifically adapted for her subject. In most cases, Kley's research results in intimate, tailor-made portraits in the form of abstract, performative sculptures and large-scale installations.