Friederike Oeser is known for her cutouts, drawings, silkscreens and sculptures, designed to make the conscious and subconscious meet and to make the ordinary appear miraculous.
She turns flat planes into paintings, imagined proportions into actual surfaces, moods into colors, and tones into lines and contrasts, allowing viewers to see the world in a new way.
Born in Nuremberg and based in Munich, Germany, where she studied art and graphic design. From 1980 to 1989 she worked as a graphic artist and art director in Munich and London. Later, inspired by trips to Asia and Africa, she began her art career in 1989 creating oil pastels and pencil drawings. Over time, her oil pastel paintings have become more abstract, providing her with a greater sense of freedom to explore and experiment. With her transition to abstraction in 2000, she began working on three dimensional cutouts made of cardboard, forex and plexiglass; aluminum sculptures and silkscreen printing on canvas.
Having shown throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States, her works are in many permanent collections, among them Germany´s Museum Villa Haiss and the Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections), Netherlands´Museum voor Vlakglas- en Emaillekunst, Ravenstein; the China Academy of Arts in Beijing; Porsche Colección de Arte, Vigo, Spain, in addition to private collections in China, South Korea, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Thailand, the United States and Germany.
Friederike Oeser enjoys an international reputation as an artist whose works communicate a bold and joyful use of color and form.