“Invest in Yourself Today to Leave a Lasting Mark on History”

Birgitta Goerke

Born in Sweden, as a child in West Berlin, and later in Munich and Upper Bavaria, I spent two stimulating years in Tanzania. For a long time now I have been living near Stuttgart, but I am still very attached to my old home region.
I have loved photography since my youth, from analog to digital, and I have learned a lot through various courses and workshops.
Painting and drawing became important to me in 2009, Various artists have inspired me and accompanied me in workshops during my experiments with the most diverse techniques

The idea of combining and connecting runs through my artistic work. In addition to combining art forms, materials, and opposing ideas, it is important to me to bring people of
different age groups and cultures into contact through the medium of art. Lately, my work has again focused strongly on photography, which I have been doing since my youth, and its combination with other artistic techniques. I often focus on placing motifs in unusual contexts and combining them. So I don’t limit myself to one genre, but deal with landscape and architecture, but also with plants, animals, and people. Because life is diverse, colorful, sometimes black and white, contradictory and reconciliatory.
My work is also permeated by thoughts of preservation, further development, and change.
Change often comes about by involving the exhibition visitors by offering interactive art. All
in all, my own artistic position is in the field of tension between remembering, clinging,
letting go, transforming, and combining.