For her multipartite sculptural ensembles, the artist combines everyday materials such as ceramics, cardboard, textiles and plaster with found objects which refer to protected inner space and feminine working mode. She combines objects consisting of fragile materials with stable structures made of wood or steel, reminiscent of bannisters, tables, or bookcases, as seen in her site-specific installations at the South London Gallery in 2015.
This testifies to the artist’s interest in the modernist architecture and design of the early 20th century, themes she worked through at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and develops further in this exhibition in the gallery’s cavernous main space making use of architectural remnants. In the juxtaposition of objects often revealing human traces with spatial dispositions created out of industrially made materials, she also makes reference to the sculptures of Surrealism and Minimal Art, further inspired by an Eastern European folk tradition.
Sprüth Magers Berlin is concurrently presenting solo exhibitions by Craig Kauffman and Alexandre Singh.