Cornelia Schleime (*1953,
East-Berlin) is one of the most well-known contemporary painters. She studied
at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts before the government’s censorship caused
her emigration to West Germany. In 2016, Schleime was awarded the
Hannah-Höch-Preis. Following a surrealist tradition, chance is a decisive
factor especially in her paper works. Much different from her complex
paintings, the paper compositions derive from little pools of watercolour,
which spread and leave traces independently all over the sheet.