The in 1940 German born artist, Alice Schorbach, works and and lives since in Amsterdam since 1970. Her works consist of geometric, abstract combinations of canvas-stretched wooden frames that assume an object-like character. On first glance one sees a monochrome surface comprised of a variety of shades of very light whitish colour that the artist has applied in several coats of paint with great care and precision. The different components within the works vary in size and thus the incidence of light and the effect of shadow play an important role. The colour applied to the sides of the paintings attains a free, independent existence both on the underlying wall and in the architectural space in which the works are presented.
The almost 80 years old Alice Schorbach (*1940, DE), lives and works since 1970 in Amsterdam. In 1976 she won the European Prize of Painting and in 1977 she participated at the Documenta VI. In 2007 she had a solo show at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, on which occasion a catalogue was published. Her work is collected by various public and private collections.