Posts Tagged ‘spatial

11
Mar
12

Sabine Hornig : ‘Windows’ Series (Photography)

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From the inception of her work in the late 1990s, Sabine Horning has engaged in exploring specific spatial and perspectival concerns and the blurring of the distinctions between two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. Employing photography and sculpture in equal measure throughout her practice, Hornig supports and expands each of these mediums by cross-referencing one with the other.

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‘Radically Reduce’
C-print on Perspex
140 x 183 cm
2004
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‘No. 9’
C-print on Perspex
140 x 189 cm
2007
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‘No. 10’
C-print on Perspex
130 x 177 cm
2007
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‘Kleines Fenster’
C-print on Glass
80 x 116 cm
2009
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‘No. 12’
C-print on Glass
115 x 142 cm
2009
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‘No. 11’
C-print on Perspex
150 x 200 cm
2007
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‘Window with No Floor’
C-print on Perspex
140 x 195 cm
2006
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For Sabine Hornig, the window represents a basic, transparent, grid-like system that incorporates her ideas on the gaze, view and perspective, which oscillate between image and sculpture. Hornig finds the windows she uses in her photographs incidentally in modern cities, mostly in Berlin. Intentionally made visible or invisible, the window functions as a prevalent frame that contains certain flows, a certain motility between interior and exterior, public and private, transparency and distortion, open and closed space, and associated with this last pairing of terms, flight and confinement.

Through her activity of foregrounding the transparency (rather than the transparentness) of the palimpsestual threshold of the glass/window in her photographs, Hornig obliges us to become aware of glass (by means of Plexiglas) as a complex structure, a responsive surface and the window as a doubling boundary. In her recent suite of photographs of vacant shop windows, the artist not only expands on our awareness of the optics of the window as a sill, but raises these abandoned commercial spaces from their state of quiescent limbo to places where, in their emptiness, we are given reign to imagine past identity and future existence, where our emotions swing between melancholy and hope in the face of our ever-changing, mutant cities. – [Press Release: ‘Landscape Negative’ 2007]

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Sabine Hornig : Website

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04
Feb
12

Mary Christiansen : ‘Multi Plate Etchings’ (Prints)

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‘Himmerland’
multi-plate etching
107 x 107 cm
2008
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‘Untitled 2’
multi-plate etching
16.5 x 18.5 cm
2008
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‘Shadow line’
multi-plate etching
15.5 x 16.5 cm
2008
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‘Tilt’
multi-plate etching
19.5 x 20 cm
2008
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‘Untitled’
multi-plate etching
18 x 20 cm
2007
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‘Untitled’
multi-plate etching
15.5 x 17 cm
2007
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My pre-occupation as an artist is with creating highly distilled, contemplative nuances of feeling in print. I aim to compose images – drawn from nature and memory – of stark yet tactile forms, held momentarily out of balance; forms disappearing into immaterial shadows and configurations of form in spatial settings, undergoing transformation. I’m fascinated by forms appearing like projections onto surfaces, fragile and immaterial articulations, punctuated by the interplay of light and shade. Re-discovering delicate forms in space at distances defined by rhythm and structure, are of interest to me.

My objective is to create a state of suspension of individual elements, caught in a complex of layers with deceptive simplicity. The creation of these images is intuitive in nature. The creative process is ongoing, with every intuition, reflection and configuration, pre-figuring another possibility. The printing process is an integral part of my working process. The separation and building up of layers, multiple overprinting, the use of inks of differing viscosities – these modifications inform the work as it evolves. The tactile qualities of print-making, the depth and richness of surface, are crucial. – [Artists Statement]

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Mary Christiansen : Hughson Gallery

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25
Sep
11

Reinoud Oudshoorn : Sculptures

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“A sculpture must generate more space than it consumes”

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Reinoud Oudshoorn
iron and matte glass
size unknown
2008

Reinoud Oudshoorn
iron and matte glass
85 x 90 x 17 cm
2008

Reinoud Oudshoorn
iron and matte glass
65 x 87 x 17 cm
2005

Reinoud Oudshoorn
iron and matte glass
72 x 93 x 18 cm
1999

Reinoud Oudshoorn
iron and matte glass
72 x 93 x 18 cm
1999

Reinoud Oudshoorn
iron and matte glass
70 x 49 x 19 cm
2003

Reinoud Oudshoorn
iron and matte glass
103 x 46 x 29 cm
1996

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Reinoud Oudshoorn takes the perspective of the illusory language in painting and applies it to his sculptures. He creates a bridge between the spatial illusion of the flat surface and the concrete reality of the three-dimensional sculpture. [Extract : Introduction]

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Reinoud Oudshoorn : Website

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