Artwork’s Title: CLOTH COLLISION² 07
Materials Used: acrylic paint, varnish, inkjet print on canvas on printed aluminum, perspex, label
Studio Based: Leipzig, Germany
Can you tell us about the process of making your work?
CLOTH COLLISION² 07 is based on the digital case simulation of a fabric in virtual space. The computer-calculated randomness of a fabric falling over objects is stopped at a moment chosen by me. The resulting composition is rendered, then adjusted with image editing software and output as an inkjet print on canvas. Finally, the canvas is stretched onto an aluminum plate printed on the back, partially painted over by me and finally provided with a label.
How would you define your work in a few words (ideally in 3 words)?
How did you come up with this painting idea? Is there any story behind this painting?
The works are the result of an examination of the epoch-specific transformations of images in art history. The Cloth Collision series deals explicitly with the image of the fold and its meaning in different eras. My contemporary adaptation of the folded imagery connects border areas of visual art such as fashion & marketing with the philosophy of the fold. Questions about the authorship, commodification, and art as a brand are also inspirations for these works.
What colour is used the most in this painting?
What would be the best way to exhibit your work?
In the most recent exhibitions of this work I found a frame made of aluminum profiles, upon which the paintings were hung, to be the best way to present them.
Can you mention any artists you, lately or generally, take inspiration from?
Long list. Always changing. At the moment: Francis Picabia, Frans Snyders, Cajsa von Zeipel, Nicolás Lamas, Nam June Paik, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georgia O’Keeffe, …
How do you know when this painting was finished?
I create many digital versions of a work. Among all these versions I look for the one that fits. When I have found it, I know it is finished.
Is there any particular message that you wish your viewers can take from this painting?
Whatever the visitor draws from the work.
Which exhibition did you visit last?
The last show I saw was David Shrigley – Very open, very closed at BQ-Berlin. He installed a shop in the gallery with all his merchandise. I bought a poodle cup.
Which are your plans for the near future?
I am currently working on a new body of works which will be shown in Denmark next year.
All images are courtesy of the artist