Sarah Paula Illenberger, Germany

AGI member since 2019

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Berlin-based artist, illustrator and designer Sarah Illenberger studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins, London. She returned to Germany to work for NEON Magazine as an illustrator and designer before moving to Berlin in 2007 to set up her own studio.

Her visual language is defined by giving common things a new meaning. Using simple materials and everyday items such as paper, food, textiles and wood Sarah creates analogue installations which bring new perspectives onto familiar forms and content. These transformations, often with a sense of humor, remind us to look again at what we would otherwise glance over. Her object trouvé style works, both photographed and real, can be found in window displays, magazines, books and digital media across the world. By turning over these mundane items, she often reveals an essence that lies just below the surface and instils a sense of surprise.

Design work by Sarah Paula Illenberger


    Sarah Paula Illenberger, Germany (2019)

    Berlin-based artist, illustrator and designer Sarah Illenberger studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins, London. She returned to Germany to work for NEON Magazine as an illustrator and designer before...

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    Sarah Paula Illenberger, Germany (2019)

      Berlin-based artist, illustrator and designer Sarah Illenberger studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins, London. She returned to Germany to work for NEON Magazine as an illustrator and designer before moving to Berlin in 2007 to set up her own studio.

      Her visual language is defined by giving common things a new meaning. Using simple materials and everyday items such as paper, food, textiles and wood Sarah creates analogue installations which bring new perspectives onto familiar forms and content. These transformations, often with a sense of humor, remind us to look again at what we would otherwise glance over. Her object trouvé style works, both photographed and real, can be found in window displays, magazines, books and digital media across the world. By turning over these mundane items, she often reveals an essence that lies just below the surface and instils a sense of surprise.

      Exhibitions

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      Wer kann der Soll

      2019

      Kunstgruppe, Köln

      Die Natur der Dinge

      2018

      Galerie der Moderne, München

      Art Biesenthal

      2018

      , Berlin

      You too

      2018

      Kunstgruppe, Köln

      Solid Air

      2018

      Marsano Blumen, Berlin

      Wahnsinn

      2017

      Kunstgruppe, Köln

      Bling, Bling

      2016

      NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf

      Kölner Klopfer

      2015

      , Berlin

      The Journey

      2014

      IMM Cologne, Köln

      Art in Boxes

      2013

      Colette, Paris

      Strange Fruits & Other Stories

      2013

      Diesel Space, Tokyo

      Sarah Illenberger

      2012

      Voo Store, Berlin

      Good Weather

      2011

      Gestalten Art Space, Berlin

      Education

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      Guest Professor

      • Undergraduate

      2010 – 2011

      • Universität der Künste Berlin (Germany)

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