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Ingrid Steckelberg was born in Breslau. She lives as a freelance artist in Achim,and works in the artists’colony of Worpswede and Achim. Between 1993 and 2000 she received her artistic education in en plein air painting. Along with painting she has engaged in photography. Since 2001 she is member of the National Association of Artists’as well as a member of the artists’ collective ‘Galerie ART99’. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2014 she received the Volksbank Cultural Prize. Art works in private and public collectionsSTATEMENTIngrid Steckelberg draws her inspiration mostly from objects and landscapes. She is fascinated by the aesthetics of decay, such as rusting iron or the morbid beauty ofrotting wood and crumbling walls. She views her paintings as metaphors, rearrangements and metamorphoses of reality. She creates abstract works combining different materials and techniques, in order that raw and brittle structurescome to light.For some years she worked on different series about transformations from one state to another (political and social). Her work for the PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE 2019 tells the fictional story of the red gloves, which were thrown away only to discover a new sphere of utility. Taking found objects as her starting point, thoughts and ideas are transferred and new visualthemes discovered which circle around questions of identity and artisticself-awareness. Composition of forms and objects create my visual language.