Andrea Wagner was born in Germany, grew up in Canada and lives since
1994 in Amsterdam.
She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam from where she
Since then her working base is in her own studio in Amsterdam but she's
a frequent traveller and exhibits, curates and works around the globe.
... And the Architect Is Still Facing His Jardin Intérieur
interieur": French for the private landscape - inner garden - of
This series is about architectural forms intermeshing with nature.
The idea of blurring the separation point of what is essentially regarded
as architecture and what nature also stands in as playful metaphor for
to secret dreams - of taking them out of their compartmentalization
into separate areas and life´s time frames and weaving them into
Step out of seemingly unrisky choices and embrace a dream that at first
This series begun after far too much house hopping and embodies the
exuberant joyfulness of my at last getting my dream home. It ended an
yearning for stability whilst living in instability.
Being a frequent traveller, I am quite familiar with that exciting tension
of leaving the familiar stability and safe haven of home to surrendering
to the i
nsecurity of what is new whilst discovering new impressions on the way.
When returning to the familiar it is with a head full of fresh perceptions
sharpens my connection to the intimate sheltering space of home and
viewing things from a new vantage. This is my connection to an intimate
space where all kinds of contradictions can naturally exist side by
side and within each other.
Little surprise that so much inspiration for this body of work comes
from places I´ve visited or want to go to.
The diversity of materials and forms in this series are like the layered
impressions of an extended travel log.
Very recently the work on some new pieces has taken me into beach and
other water landscapes. I myself am as little a gardener as I am a beach
lover, and the deeper aspect of that very recent work with more translucent
glass elements as yet still eludes me...
Andrea Wagner 2014
And the Architect Is Still Facing His Jardin Intérieur