Charlotte Maurer

lives and works/studies in Düsseldorf

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Intrusive thoughts are intrusive, troublesome thoughts that predominantly revolve around taboo and anxiety-provoking topics such as sexuality, aggressiveness, loss events, hazards and fear of contracting diseases. Almost all people experience intrusive thoughts, but are only bothered by them for a few moments or seconds. A small percentage of these people may develop OCD, depending on their appraisal style.

The works from my series of the same name thematise and visualise "intrusive thoughts". The embroideries are partly made by hand and partly by machine on water-soluble cellulose fabric. The unspeakable is spoken, causes discomfort and loses its emotional power after some time. Thoughts are just words.



born in Baltimore, MD, USA
Study of psychology (B.Sc.), main focus: Clinical psychology and health psychology, Medical School Hamburg
Study of psychology (M.Sc.), main focus: Clinical psychology and health psychology, Universität Ulm
Guest Student, Class of Prof. Yesim Akdeniz, Art Academy Düsseldorf
Training as psychological psychotherapist, behavioural therapy for adults, additional qualification for children and adolescents
seit 2020
Studies Fine Arts, Class of Prof. Rita McBride, Art Academy Düsseldorf
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Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen

2022 D.8CHT, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne
Rundgang, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf




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