Working principally within the medium of drawing, Jorinde Voigt's works have been likened to musical scores, scientific diagrams, or notational thought models. Using a precisely coded system of mark making, the artist gives pictorial form to an array of natural or psychological phenomena. In recent series, Voigt has applied her unique visual method in the deconstruction of works of literature and philosophical texts, highlighting specific words and passages that resonate with her. Voigt deems that language alone fails to adequately describe the complexities of what she perceives around her, and it is in her art that she finds a means to visually express her personal experience of the world.
Works by the Berlin based, Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977, Frankfurt am Main), are represented in a number of major public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthaus, Zurich; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich; and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, among others. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2015); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2014); and Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany (2013) all of which were accompanied by extensive publications.