Rheinland (Rhineland), 2005–2007
The Rheinland series of drawings includes fifty works. Each of the drawing consists of two sheets of tracing paper (tracing paper or tracing graph paper), one on top of the other. On the front of each sheet, groups of abstract organic forms are assembled, which look condensed when the two sheets overlap. The individual forms are formed by the interplay of films of different color, outlines, and surfaces filled in with colored pencils and felt-tip pens. The documented forms and their arrangements are structures found in nature. This series of drawings represented a search for random arrangements of forms and structures that had thus not been already designed and brought together into a designed relationship. After completing this documentation in drawings, I abstracted a selection of these “found pieces” and put them together to create a vocabulary of forms. From that I developed various configurations composed of different materials (wooden boards, neon elements) that I then related to the architectural space. For the exhibition Zeichnung heute V at the Kunstmuseum Bonn in 2007, I realized my first neon wall work: Formen als Elemente : Elemente als Formen (Forms as Elements : Elements as Forms).
Technique: collaged drawings, two-layer
Materials: transparent paper, graph paper, foil, Rapidiograph, colored pencil,
Images 1-6: 29.7 x 42 cm