"In drawings I note the attempt of organising and managing environment: sport-grounds, metro-stations, construction sites.
Always the same systemology and appearance.
In my work these places are shown unused and inanimate, so that they forfeit their functions. What remains are mere forms and things, about which one can wonder.
In these moments the structure of the urban becomes visible, where else you move in surroundings, consisting of supposed needs which seem so essential that you overlook them.
The personal view distorts things or gives them clarity. The sobriety of the drawing is broken in the picturesque moment of surface. Hatchings caress or obstruct, they are outburst of rage or tenderness, regardless of whether it is a wall, a hole or nothingness.
These two factors - perspective and hatching - thematise subjectivity of perception and refer to human presence in otherwise empty pictures."
Born in 1992 in Friedberg (Augsburg) Teresa Mayr started her studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden in 2012. After she attended in the class for Scenic- and Costume Design first, she switched to the faculty of Fine Arts (Prof. Wolfgang Adalbert Scheffler, Prof. Christian Macketanz). Between 2014 and 2017 Teresa Mayr continued studying Fine Arts with focus on graphics and book art in Halle (Saale) at the Burg Giebichenstein (Prof. Sabine Golde, Prof. Thomas Rug). Beside that she spent one semester at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München at the class of Prof. Jorinde Voigt. In 2017 Teresa Mayr changed to the Universität der Künste Berlin where she graduated as Meisterschülerin of Prof. Ina Weber in 2019. She participated in various exhibition projects, like in Tapetenwerk Leipzig, Burg Gallerie im Volkspark Halle (Saale) and Reinbeckhallen Berlin. 2018 she was nominated to the Förderpreis Junge Kunst, Kunstverein Centre Bagatelle e.V. in Berlin and she was awarded the prize of the Schulz-Stübner-Foundation.
Her work is represented in the collection of the Schulz-Stübner-Foundation and the Graphothek Berlin.