b. 1979, Canton of Uri, Switzerland. Lives and works in Zurich
Pamela Rosenkranz creates conceptually driven work providing fresh perspectives on the much traversed topics of identity and existence. Inspired by contemporary philosophy such as Speculative Realism, Rosenkranz uses the human body, often her own, as a tool for making art. Flesh-toned pigments are used to explore the traces of bodies; she smears it on surfaces in a take on gestural painting, or applies it to everyday objects to make subtly anthropomorphic sculptures. Examining deeply ingrained notions surrounding gender, Rosenkranz frequently challenges the masculine traditions of art history.