Rosemarie Trockel, born 1952 in Schwerte, Germany, lives and works in Cologne. Rosemarie Trockel has been known as an internationally significant conceptual artist since the 80s. Her works in various media - drawing, sculpture, installation, video and photography - address sociological issues with a feminist approach: Trockel takes stereotyped ideas about gender and renders them transparent and fragile. She works with subject matter that personally engages her, translating it into cool and realistic formal language and imagery. Whether working with knitting paintings or with hot plates, she demonstrates the cliché of the feminine by alluding to work traditionally associated with women.
Prisoner of Yourself 1998 From Wall Works Silkscreen in blue, brown or black printed on one or more walls as a dado. Height 127 cm (50"), length according to the wall. Limited to 12 installations, with a signed and numbered certificate.
For our project Wall Works, Trockel virtually placed her wall work Prisoner of Yourself in two very different spaces. The first, the salon of Villa Wittgenstein in Vienna, designed in 1928 by Ludwig Wittgenstein, is an austere work of architecture, perfect and refined. The second is the room of an Indian cottage near Ahmedabad, built in 1918 by Mahatma Gandhi, where he lived with his wife until 1930. The spinning wheel symbolizes Gandhi´s struggle for Indian self-determination and the domestic production of textiles independent from the British.