if you want to see what i see, look towards the light
Selina Baumann – Cor/Manes/Flos/Fan/Vidal
Romina Farkas – Rapunzel & der letzte blaue Himmel
polyvinyl chloride, polyester, nylon, steel
Anneke Kleimann – Sun’s Drawing & Drift
acrylic glass & video
Margot Zweers – Flat Objects & Roomscene (intersection of corners)
wood, plywood, paint, balsawood
Photos by: Peter Cox, Margot Zweers
A three-dimensional object with one color, can contain hundreds of shades of that color. In geometric forms the multiplicity of the color will be clearly and orderly visible over the loose surfaces, while in organic forms the tones subtly run into each other.
A shiny object does not only reflect the light but also reflects our gaze back; the space around the object is also visible in the reflection.
Matte objects can be viewed very well, with your eyes you can precisely scan the object. Matte materials are very effective for complicated shapes, because the viewer is not distracted by reflections. The light falling on plaster, fabric or unglazed ceramics first of all makes the shape visible.
Super-matte objects look flat and unnatural. Matte black even absorbs all the light and makes it difficult to see details in a form.
Semi-translucent materials such as white casting wax are also matte, but work in a different way. The light seems to penetrate halfway in and illuminate the object from there. You can’t really focus on the surface with your eyes.
A sculpture made of colorless transparent material shows us the inner core, but the outer border is less accentuated. It flows into the surroundings, as it were. Shadows are less diffuse than the object itself.
A colored transparent form frames part of the space and gives it a different atmosphere. Multiple layers in a row will block more and more light, making the image increasingly cloudy.