"To depict the contradictions of our times I draw on humour and horror, the grotesque and the burlesque and on fragile and monstrous elements.
My sources of inspiration are historical artefacts. art history, motion pictures and fairy tales. I work with photography, video stills, and screenshots from the Internet and make digital or analog collages, overpaint them and apply new elements.
I use traditional artistic manufacturing techniques to create a counterpoint to the digital world. In doing so I use my experience in seminars for illumination and oil painting techniques of the XVII. century masters."
After graduating (eq MFA) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart on the topic “Virtual Museum”, Barbara Schober contributed to exhibitions and projects in Germany and abroad, such as in Washington D. C. (USA), London & Oxford (GB), Humlebæk (DK) Durban (ZA), Panevezys and Siauliai (LTU), Kefalonia (GR), Salerno (IT) and Sidney (AU).
A great influence on her artistic development was the collaboration with Dietrich Mahlow, former director of Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, as well as the projects and interviews in the area of social sculpture e.g. with Tim Rollins & KOS.
Her artistic work was awarded with the„Terzio Premio Sezione Pittura/Figurativo" of the Art Biennale Salerno and the „Donau Kunstpreis 2018“ (3rd place) and her journalistic work was nominated for the Prix Europa and the Prix Italia (2002).