Juliane Laitzsch was born in Nürnberg (Germany) in 1964. She studied fine arts in Bremen at the Hochschule für Künste [University of the Arts] and later in Berlin at the Universität der Künste [University of the Arts]. She is currently working on a PhD thesis entitled “Late Antique textile fragments under observation”.
Laitzsch investigates the relation between past, present and future, motivated by the curiosity to know and follow things in their development and passing. With her drawings she explores historical objects and the process of viewing them equally. She asks how images and memories are created. Therefore she examines shifts in reality that occur moving from one medium to another. Starting point for her drawings are often photos, documentation, texts and research material of all kinds.
Laitzsch pays particular attention to the process of making the drawings, its own momentum, its rhythm, resonance and repercussion. Her work originates in great concentration and intensity. Laitzsch’s artistic work consists of drawings that aim to explore the space between her and the world. The pendulum, that sound out these space in between, travels from one side to the other.
For her drawings she have been awarded many scholarships, for example the working scholarship of the Berlin Senate and a rescarch scholarship of the VW Foundation. Her works are in numerous private and public collections, incduding the Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin, and the collection of FIL Investment, London.