Gesa Lange



About Gesa Lange

How can thought processes be represented visually? How can you capture time with a drawing? In her diverse graphic work, Gesa Lange approaches subjects that seem to allude depiction and finds surprising ways of putting them on canvas in a manner that is abstract yet tangible. In her embroidered color drawings, the artist finds an individual form that captures complex thought processes visually. However, Gesa Lange produces drawings with more conventional materials as well. In the black & white, large-format, graphite drawings, time is materialized in a diffuse, limitless space that is created with up to 40 overlapping layers of drawings.

Gesa Lange was born in Belgium in 1972 and has lived in Hamburg since her childhood. In 2004 she graduated with a degree in Illustration and Communication Design from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), subsequently receiving a two-year studio grant in Mümmelmannsberg. Since 2011, she has held a professorship for Drawing at the HAW Hamburg. She completed her Master of Fine Arts in 2016 at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HfbK). In 2019 she received a project development grant from the city of Salzburg, which involved working in Austria.