Tatjana Doll graduated in 1998 from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under the master Dieter Krieg. From 2005 to 2006, she was a guest professor for painting in the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. After residing in New York, Istambul, and Rome in Villa Massimo, Casa Baldi Olevano Romano, she now lives and works in Berlin. 2009 she was appointed as art professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and works, since then, at the external campus Freiburg.
Doll’s pictures often show diverse everyday objects, which structure and influence our lives in the way we are often not aware of. Cardboard cups, suitcases, electronic devices, lorries or cars are depicted in large, realistic paintings and are subjects to a detailed analysis by the means of art. The focus on a single object allows taking a distance from the automatic way of seeing it, to look at it from a different point of view and to recognize social and political contexts behind it. “Doll’s painting begins with social reality as well as with the question of images and symbols to represent the processes of this reality and their subjective assimilation.”.