corner - line - surface
Some interactive fun pages I created with the p5.js editor when learning some basics for creative coding during my stay at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga.
Click on the pictures, follow the links and try out what the pages can do with the mouse while clicking or just moving over the screen. On one page you need your microphone to capture some noise (for example clapping your hands).
"From the corner to the line to the surface" is a recurring topic in my work. 2021 I created an art zine as an introduction into the separated elements - corner - line - surface. These elements are considered more in detail and you find definitions concerning the topic in several aspects.
It´s a black "riso print" on grey paper in A5, hand sewed with a neon orange thread.
At the beginning you see a graphic created out of sentences. If you take a closer look you'll find the continuously repeated sentence "Von der Ecke zur Linie zur Fläche. Von der Ecke zur Linie zur Fläche. Von der Ecke zur Linie zur Fläche…" This sentence works like a kind of mantra for my work, and only through repetition the actual meaning of the sentence becomes visible.
Each chapter starts with a written introduction to the topic and a large drawing, usually covering one to two pages, which clearly reflects the character and intent of the chapter from a personal perspective.
On the following pages more of these drawn interpretations of the same topic are shown and at the end, in the "Surface" chapter , all the points come together again to form the overall work "from the corner to the line to the surface".
Artistically I have been searching for reduction and clarity in my presentations. My guideline: "From the corner to the line to the surface" follows a rhythm that I take up in my work with different media. In my graphically oriented work, there is a simplicity of form and yet the simple variations create tension and open up spaces, as there is usually neither a beginning nor an end.
On the left you can see an exhibition excerpt from the groupexhibition at KUNSTLABOR2 with the topic "community". This wall shows parts of my way to the room installation which you can find under "behind the next corner".
"falling out of the frame" is a two-layer black and grey screen print. The first layer is a black square interspersed with white vertical and horizontal lines. These are corners and lines that run next to each other, but in different directions. They play with each other even if they never touch each other. The lines run along the edge of the black square with the background, the white paper. It seems as if the surface was woven into the paper. In this first level, what is to be seen is quite clear and understandable. Nothing confusing. However, this clear basis is disturbed by the second layer. The second layer shows the outer lines of the first layer in dark grey. It is not printed exactly in the same direction, but rotated. The fine lines now break through the clear white lines of the first layer. They almost disappear in the black areas, only to reappear in the corners at the edge. If you closely look at the picture, you can follow the grey lines through their entire path. Another difference in the colours is also noticeable. The black areas shine and reflect the light, while the grey lines are a matte, dull colour.
This is the first sketch I have ever made based on the topic "from the corner to the line to the surface".
2018 - ongoing
During the Groundfloor Playground Extended exhibition at Kunstverein Augsburg I had the honour to participate in the collective concept “#5: Die Bunten + Alex Senna”, with one cube. It was a collaboration between the artist Alex Senna and the graffiti collective “Die Bunten e.V.”
The collective invited me to create an own cube, as one of more than 50 artists who have a relationship with the graffiti community in Augsburg. The rules for creating the cube were to only use black, white and one additional color.