Zandra Harms

Born 1968 in Hamburg, Germany. Lives and works in Köln, Germany.



In the dressing room of an old store: a long dark corridor; on one side, eight cabinets with oversized faces; on the opposite side, a mirrored wall. The characters seem to seek eye contact with the viewer. The drawings deal with the investigation of reality, places, situations and relationships. It’s a quick moment, an insight into privacy and timelessness. Apparently indifferent, resigned to their fate, the characters accept their alien situation in these vague snapshots.

Artist Statement

Words and fictional situations are the starting point of my drawings. It’s a process to locate the character of the drawings between intimacy and strangeness. Pencil and watercolor are my tools. The grey color of the pencil lightning corresponds with the watercolors.