Charlotte Rahn

In her artistic practice Charlotte Rahn deals with the massification of pop-cultural imagery and the associated effects on social and ecological structures through social consumerism. Rahn takes up popular motifs and slogans from digital mass culture and transfers them painterly onto inflatable rubber objects and other plastic image carriers.

After graduating from the HfG Offenbach (Germany) in 2020, she had several exhibitions and her first solo exhibition at the saasfee Pavillon in Frankfurt (Germany). Since 2020 she is active as a member of the collective KlimaKriseKlitoris and has already participated in a film and at an art and performance festival in Berlin (Germany). In 2021 she was accepted as an artist in the project-based gallery XPINKY in Berlin.

Thematically, I am concerned with certain current social and socio-ecological phenomena with reference to natural cycle systems and mass media symbolism, which I work on in a painterly-sculptural way.

Based on the principle of the idea of growth by means of the adaptive cycle that all ecosystems go through and which describes the four stages: growth, stagnation, crisis and reorganization, I am planning to realize new works consisting of various materials, objects and image carriers.

In my current project I have been inspired by specific network and recycling systems that occur in natural processes, such as in fungi and similar life forms. The goal of this work is to create artworks that in different ways address social and cultural, as well as ecological growth phenomena and thus highlight the associated consequences and changes of the nature in today’s consumer and throwaway society.

By combining different organic and inorganic materials, this experiment tries to convey an idea for a possible future image of human beings and nature.

Charlotte Rahn’s residency is organised as part of the HIAP residency exchange programme in collaboration with Production and Exhibition Platform basis e.V, Frankfurt.