Wandstück 180 x 540 (Wall Piece 180 x 540), 2014
Polished wall paint, layers of paint underneath
180 x 540 cm
Photo © Stefan Alber, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

Wandstück 180 x 540 (Wall Piece 180 x 540), 2014
Polished wall paint, layers of paint underneath
180 x 540 cm
Photo © Stefan Alber, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

Solides Fragiles

2014 10 04 – 2015 02 08
Solo Exhibition

MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The polished wallpieces are created by removing an extremely thin layer of paint with all its irregularities, about one-tenth of a millimeter thick, from the wall surface. By sanding the wall down numerous times using increasingly fine sandpaper, the wall beneath, which is covered with emulsion paint, is polished to a high gloss. The picture is created not by applying material but by removing it. The polished surfaces of the wallpieces mirror sections of their surroundings and alter their composition according to the position from which they are contemplated. The refined composition of the surface dissolves the boundary between the massive character of the wall and the space in which it is contemplated.