Works by German artist Sabine Stromeyer are an homage to the third dimension. Her pieces come alive in the space between paintings and sculptures. They can be easily identified by interesting structures, mysterious textures and surprising surfaces. Sabine is inspired by the vast variety of designs created by nature which leads her to works like river rock covered panels, water wet appearing ocean scenes, volcanic settings or carved looking mountain parts. Other important sources of inspiration are architectural elements, educational journeys and cross-cultural-experiences in Europe, Asia, America and North Africa. “Hanging sulptures” and paintings with “talking textures” are the results.
Major influences in Sabine’s work are her exposure to different cultures and landscapes through traveling to many different countries; her background in cartography and advertising; and the love of modern interior design. Sabine was born in East Berlin, in the former GDR. After graduating with a degree in Cartography, she worked for a tourist map publisher. In 1989 she fled this Soviet-controlled part of Germany. After having settled in Cologne, West Germany she enrolled as a student in The Advertising Academy in Cologne, where she graduated with honors and won acclaim for the development of an image campaign for a major German corporation. While working for an advertising agency in Cologne, Sabine was intrigued by modern graphic design. During this major influential time of her life, she was able to travel and explore the world and its many splendors of color and culture. In 1999, she and her family moved to Houston, Texas, due to their connection with the NASA space program. She enrolled in the Glassel School of the Museum of Fine Arts to study Collages and Assemblages. While living and working in the Clear Lake area, she joined the Advisory Board at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake (TAACCL). She worked as a curator at the Freeman Library, Houston and developed art projects and exhibitions with children. Her artwork has been exhibited in various art galleries and can now be seen in numerous private collections and public spaces within the United States, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. Currently Sabine’s work is represented by Thornwood Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA (www.thornwoodgallery.com).