Meike Legler

Meike Legler

Alzenau, Bavaria, Germany

About Meike Legler

German Textile Artist based in Alzenau, Bavaria, Germany.

Coming from a fashion design background, fabrics are to me what paint is for a painter. I use them to create works that are inspired by contradictions, life situations, spirituality, as well as my German and Italian heritage. Often I start with the title of the piece that comes to my mind by listening to the news, into myself, or to the people I am surrounded by. The title determines the shapes, colors, and the composition. Sometimes I also just see a composition in front of my inner eye and then I choose fabrics with different textures to add depth and character.

The surface of my works, that consists of numerous pieces of different kinds of fabrics sewn together, looks even, smooth, and almost flawless – the hidden backside however is raw and messy – an analogy to the facade we tend to keep up to make our lives look good from the outside even if beneath the surface it’s all but perfect. In some pieces, I intentionally integrate the fray edges as an accent on the surface of the piece to create tension between order and rawness.

Working with fabrics allows me to realise the vision I have of a composition exactly the way I want it to be. There is no room for coincidence as the seams have to match perefectly to make the whole piece work. Having this control gives me a feeling of ease and confidence.

Education

B.A. Fashion Design, HTW Berlin, Germany

Exhibitions

Soho House West Hollywood
Solo Show "Syncronicities"
August 13-27, 2019
West Hollywood, Califonia

Show Gallery
Group Show curated by Margot Ross
Hollywood, California
August 5-28, 2019

Art Walk Homes
317 N Ave 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042
July 14, 2018
7-10pm

"Oxtail Soup" Group Show, curated by Andrew Murray
June 30, 2018
1011 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

"Mutual Affection", Group Show with Kottie Paloma
August 11 - 30, 2017
Art Movement LA
2049 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
 
"Dimensional Circumstances", Group Show
curated by Kottie Paloma
May 20 - June 3, 2017
Nous Tous
454b Jung Jing Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
"Ignore the Noise", Solo Show
April 28 – June 28, 2917
The Voyager
300 S Santa Fe Ave t, Los Angeles, CA 90013 

"Collective Memories", Group Show
February 24 - March 23, 2017
D2 Art
4413 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016