Artist Alexandra Bircken (b. 1967) lives and works in Cologne. Her sculptures combine found objects from nature, such as branches and stones, with wool, plastic, wax, and concrete to form works that are both delicate and sturdy. Often the works evoke aspects of both natural and urban landscapes, perplexing the viewer with the arcane correlations between materials and their abstract referents, as well as teasing out the internal tensions of an object made of discontinuous media.
Birckens recent exhibitions include: Holz, Gladstone Gallery, New York (2007), Statements, Art Basel 37 (Herald St) (2007), Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2007), Klotze, BQ, Cologne (2006), Centre d'art Mira Phalaina, Montreuil, France (2007), Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich (2006), Herald St, london (2005), Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2005), Group Show, Interim Art, London (2005) Alexandra Bircken lives and works in Cologne.