Paula Baader was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1987. She now lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.
Paula Baader holds a BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts Muenster, Germany and a MFA from the Royal College of Art in London, UK.
Baader’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including: Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2020); Morgen ist heute vorbei, Galerie Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg (2020); Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (2019); Perhaps We Should Have Stayed, Warbling, London (2019); We Could Be Heroes, MPHQ Project Space, Cologne (2018); ABSTRACT CONVERSATIONS, rosenfeld porcini, London (2017); Glossary, Safehouse1, London (2016); In Living Colour, Saatchi Gallery, London (2013)
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Paula Baader’s paintings show a fine line between abstraction and figuration. Although abstract at first sight, a closer look will often reveal shapes of recognition and figurative elements. She explores the nature of places and memories, often from a bird’s-eye view. Holborn, Victoria Park, the Thames: Paula Baader has lived in London and Hamburg since 2013 and translates concrete, location-specific associations, memories and recordings into delicate paintings marked by fine lines, dissolving colour, and wide spaces.