Vivian Greven

* 1985 in Bonn, Germany
lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany

Vivian Greven
Vivian Greven, Leda I, 2021, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, Courtesy of the artist and Kadel Willborn, © Vivian Greven, 2021 / Photo: Simon Vogel

Vivian Greven is known for translating motifs from sculptures – often with mythological themes – into delicate paintings. The artist takes a very similar approach in Leda I, which she produced for the exhibition. In contrast to María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Greven focuses her work on the reception history of the myth and the representation of the protagonists as individuals. How does Leda feel? How is Zeus in swan form? The brief moment of the encounter of the two – before the assault – is captured and examined by the artist on canvas.

in dialogue with

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Opciones para el mito: Leda piensa, 1989