Tamara Malcher German, b. 1995


Naked, voluminous female bodies, set in motion, dancing or hidden behind thick plant leaves, are the starting point for the large format canvas works of the German artist Tamara Malcher.

Their forms are biomorphic and lively, the extremities soften and become rubber-like colour forms that move without resistance, but do not detach themselves from the body, but rather pull it along, thus developing into a dynamic, powerful composition.


Malcher does not provoke but liberates. Her women defy the rigid, antiquated female representations to which the angular facial profile and hairstyles of the main characters refer. They free themselves from stigmatization and the "image of woman", which in art history is closely related to the "image of painting" - a conglomeration of expectations, traditional symbols and so called "rules of representation" that have shaped and still shape general viewing habits.


Malcher's female body almost bursts the picture frame with vitality and power, celebrating and affirming life. As with many other contemporary female artists, it is the question of the position of women in art and art history that marks Tamara Malcher's oeuvre and once again underscores the relevance and topicality of Malcher's paintings.

  • Tamara Malcher, Hühnerdiebin, 2021
    Tamara Malcher
    Hühnerdiebin, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 100 cm