FASERN

FASERN

For the last ten years, Holzapfel has been delving into natural materials and space. In the exhibition, we are showing new straw pictures and a work made of reeds. A fiber is the smallest component of natural plant-based materials. In their repeated arrangement, fibers shape the organization and appearance of the material pictures and sculptures. In Holzapfel’s pictures, light, color, and real and illusionistic pictorial spatiality play a central role. The pictures seek to overcome the rupture between depiction and what is depicted; they describe directly what they are. They are thus mimetic and yet completely nonrepresentational; it is as if they open up spaces that start in the concrete material. Viewing them, one constantly changes perspective: are we seeing material, or a pictorial space? This is definitely one of the artist’s central interests; he already formulated “being in between” in “FENCE”, his contribution to the documenta 14. The sculpture “Coat”, a single bundle of reeds layered to create a bent wall, also carries the idea of the work “FENCE” further. In the simultaneous emphasis on material, language, information, and media reflection, what is visible is not the only thing that plays a role; so does sensing the simultaneity of the widest variety of media spaces – exformation and information in a world driven by data.

FASERN

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