Rosemarie Trockel is a German conceptual artist who draws on themes of sexuality and feminism to criticize the contemporary art scene. Her body of works includes objects, plastics, videos, installations and drawings but she is perhaps most famous for her knitted pieces and wool paintings. Rosemarie Trockel often generates controversy with her pieces, most notably her installation Haus für Menschen und Schweine (A House for Pigs and… Read more
About the artwork
A world away from her celebrated knitting pictures Artist 2000 demonstrates Rosemarie Trockel’s ability to surprise and diversify with her multifaceted oeuvre. On this pink colored portrait Trockel has etched the image of a bearded friend, bohemian in character, staring directly out at the viewer. Despite the somewhat confrontational gaze, the figure remains obscure.