“We can’t look at this body of work without thinking about Moritz’s upbringing in East Germany. Born in a small town near the border in 1969, the artist grew up amid the anxiety, economic hardships, and isolation of the cold war regime. She experienced first hand the atmosphere of threat, fear, and displacement like the figures and moments she captures in paint. Limbo is unspecific, unwilling to moor itself in a singular place or identity, and because of this it resonates on many levels. Old or new, the graphic images of war: suffering, fear, and loss, remain the same, and resonate just as powerfully.”
And…she is the wife of Gerhard Richter!