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Sculptor and colorist, Anna Fasshauer engages with aluminum and industrial paint in direct opposition to the male minimalists and maximalists of the late 20th century. Fasshauer uses only her body and a rivet gun to form her sculptures – no assistants, no bending machinery, no fabricators. By making the physicality of her working method limited and governed by her own strength, height and weight, Fasshauer’s works are ultimately a direct reflection to her own body. She takes the cold, stiff, industrial material and renders it fluid, malleable and human by sheer muscle. In doing so, Fasshauer retains her sense of celebratory whimsy and humor, often assigning anthropological attributes and titles to her vibrantly colored forms.

Anna Fasshauer (b. 1975, Cologne, Germany; lives and works in Berlin) graduated with an MFA from Chelsea School of Art and Design, London in 2001. She has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at institutions worldwide, including Kunstverein Offenburg; Jardin des Tuileries, Paris; Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon; Kunstverein Arnsberg; London Barbican Center; Kunsthalle Baden and Goethe-Institut Beirut, Lebanon.