2007 / 2019
The basis for the work on this series of small sculptures was a selection of vessels into which plaster was cast. In most cases, the vessel was shattered by the heat of the hardening plaster. The broken shards, the equivalent to the 'lost mold', were then knocked away. In combination with casts of fruits and waste objects, three-dimensional still lifes were created. They were first exhibited in 2007 in the Tony Wuethrich Gallery, in the same year in the Kunstraum o. T. in Lucerne and the Lucerne Museum of Art, the LISTE in Basel (2008) and in the Castle of Gröningen in Abtsgmünd (2020). Several of the objects have been revised over time.
“An endless point-the-finger game is set in motion: of references and displacements, presumed straight-forwardness and lucid unclarity, of clear questions and unclear answers. Playfully the three-dimensional capriccios pull out all the stops of art and our idea of art: representation and misrepresentation, copy and original, imitation and inventiveness. Tonalities not at all obsolete: jestingly but not in jest, experience is imposed on them. With the realities of art, the question is raised as to the realities of reality. Luckily.“