Wallpiece

since 1994

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.

Karin Sander

Presented in exhibitions

Andrae Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin, 2012
Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus, 2013
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 2013
Old Bailey Galleries - Tai Kwun Contemporary, 2018