Patricia Waller (b. 1962)

Patricia Waller, a crochet artist born in Santiago Chile in 1962 who now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Her crochet work is attention getting because of its subject matter. She crochets items that look fun and childlike and then adds a darker side to them. “Due to the technique of crocheting – all my works are produced by myself in handicraft – and the selection of the subject-matter, my works seem harmless at first sight. But if you take a closer look, you will discover biting irony and a strong dose of nastiness.” says Patricia.

The artist is interested in our fears and our ability to suppress them – that’s why Patricia plays with various themes that we usually ignore like fears of aging, illness and disability. Waller views her work as a critical reflection on the cult of celebrity, today’s substitute for the superhero