MFA graduate Lisa Chandler is halfway through her four-month artist residency at the Leizpig International Artist Programme (LIAP) in the Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig is known internationally for ‘The New Leipzig School’, which relates to a group of painters working in the post-reunification climate of modern Germany, such as Neo Rauch and Matthias Weischer.
Lisa has been continuing her research into place/non-place and her new series ‘Zwischen Gestern und Morgen’ (between Yesterday and Tomorrow) questions individual and collective aspirations for Leipzig’s manifold abandoned spaces. Symbols of urban life; derelict buildings, graffiti, skyscrapers and cranes reflect the tensions and relationship between urban culture and gentrification. She just exhibited six new works created in Leipzig during the Spinnerei Spring Exhibition.
(Image caption: Lisa Chandler in front of her latest painting created in Leipzig: Die Schwierigkeiten wachsen, je näher man dem Ziel kommt (As one approaches one's goal, the path becomes ever more difficult) 2016, acrylic on linen, 190 x 250cm)