Livingstone Gallery

Anna Paulownastraat 70 A/B 2518 BH The Hague, The Netherlands

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While Raquel Maulwurf’s previous work dealt with the remnants and destruction of war, her new work now also captures our world’s chaos when hit by the forces of nature and ecological disasters which are closing in on us.

Making something evocative and beautiful from horrific events, these images, both destructive and monumental, are manipulated in such a way that only the essence of the event remains. The drawings no longer show what we see, but that which we know, making current events tangible, posing the question of why mankind is so eager to destroy.

Drawing on museum board allows her to brutalize the surface with sharp objects; depicting violence through violence by scratching, the artist is materializing destruction in both subject and process.

For VOLTA, Maulwurf developed a special concept as a continuance of her recent solo exhibition ‘The Carbon War Room’ at the Gemeente Museum The Hague, an installation of large scale charcoal drawings in contrast to ‘smartphone’ size drawings.

Raquel Maulwurf
Night raid on Magdeburg 1944
2018, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 152 x 152 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Night raid on Toyama Japan 1-2 VIII ‘45
2018, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 156 x 152 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Night raid on Toyama Japan 1-2 VIII '45 (II)
2019, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 143 x 143 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Black sea XII
2017, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 152 x 241 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Coal
2018, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 152 x 267 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Moving Landscape XXXIV
2016, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 152 x 264 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Moving nightscape XII
2019, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 30 x 71 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Black sea XIII
2019, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 30 x 71 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Burning XXXI
2019, Charcoal pastel on museum board, 30 x 71 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Night raid on Germany 1943
2017, Charcoal pastel on partially scratched museum board, 228 x 152 cm.
Raquel Maulwurf
Zielmarkierungsbomben
2016,, Charcoal pastel on partially scratched museum board, 214 x 152 cm.