From Architecture to Surface Texture

by Cornelia Erdmann 25/11/2019

Why do I do what I do? Where does inspiration come from? Sometimes the path from an idea’s seed to the execution of an artwork can be obscure even to myself, but in particular to the audience. This series traces the process of my seeing of my environment and what I make of it.

Architecture in Zurich is low rising and its cubature is often based on square forms. Natural light penetrates and floods the spaces with brightness. Contemporary Swiss architecture is also sleek, precise, and polished. The right angle is omnipresent in many details.

The square leads me to its three-dimensional expression: a cube. Cubes may be stacked into spatial arrangements that reference architectural topographies. These three-dimensional forms are re-interpreted in two-dimensional representations, abstracted expressions. Yet, applied back onto architecture they materialise a subtle change in surface, a texture that reflects light into its surrounding. The tape lines are not entirely abstract though, as they tangible to the touch thus dissolving the two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional illusion.

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From architecture to surface texture #kokojournal #tapeart

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From architecture to surface texture #kokojournal #tapeart

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From architecture to surface texture #kokojournal #tapeart

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From architecture to surface texture #kokojournal #tapeart

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From architecture to surface texture #kokojournal #tapeart