Pola Brändle (*1980 in Aachen, Germany) studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Maastricht, Netherlands. When not traveling and collecting material for new artworks, she is based in Berlin Kreuzberg creating collages/decollages.
Brändle's work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Iceland, Turkey, Austria, Lebanon, Hungary and the US - just to name a few.
About the artist's work:
From an art historical point of view, Pola Brändle follows in the footsteps of the affichistes continuing what her male colleagues have begun more than 60 years ago. However the artist goes one step further: Brändle does not only work with posters from her immediate environment but has collected diverse poster material on her travels through more than 36 countries which provide the bases of her expressive time- and culture-specific artworks.
From small fragments to overwhelming large-scale pieces, her collages/decollages range between pop art and abstraction - two poles that usually represent extremes but perfectly coalesce in her works. Brändle's oeuvre allows a variety of different interpretations, true to the motto: The truth is piecemeal.