Tanja Rauschtenberger | TARA

citeI prefer to work on structures of nature, in the broadest sense, also in terms of social relationships.

Combining and merging color, form and material as a symbiosis is the condition for a visual harmony of natural phenomena, So I see nature in my artistic work and not as a reflection of real landscapes over and under water.

Tanja Rauschtenberger

Lives and works in Aachen.
Tanja Rauschtenberger has studied in Wuppertal and Berlin. Since her final examination 1994 she holds a master degree and works as a freelance artist, designer and teacher.

As a main subject she deals critically with nature in the broadest sense and is fascinated especially by water from source to sea. She prefers to work on structures of flora and fauna with relation to social matters. The symbiosis of form and material, to combine and blend colour, is a condition for Rauschtenberger as a visual harmony of natural phenomena. In her artwork she does not recognize nature as a reflection of real landscapes on and under water. Rauschtenberger combines colour, form and material to a visual language. She expresses her experience with the power of nature emblematically by the use of a long tradition of symbols.
Single and group exhibitions in the area of Aachen since 1993 (e.g. Ludwig-Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen), in Berlin, at Land-Art-Festival, Monschau, in Maastricht at Naturhistorisches Museum (Netherlands), in Belgium and in Cadaqués (Spain).
Since 2012 teaching art at Gymnasium Alsdorf.
Since 1995 teaching at several schools, culture houses and at Ludwig-Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen.
1994 Degree Diplom-Designerin (product design) at Hochschule der Künste (HDK), Berlin (now: Universität der Künste, (UDK)).
1987-1994 Course of studies:
Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences), Niederrhein in Krefeld, Prof. Barbara Ehring (textile design).
Gesamthochschule comprehensive university, Wuppertal, Prof. Anna Oppermann (free design).
Universität der Künste (University of the arts), Berlin, Prof. Fridtjof Schliephacke and Prof. Barbara Ehring (architecture/design).