Set in Tel Aviv in the late 1940s, Linda Grant's novel When I Lived in Modern Times (2000) describes the effect of brutal desert climate on the city's Bauhaus architecture. Tel Aviv was a concrete metropolis constructed on an idea 'imported from Dessau, a cold, grey, snowy German place'.
Heinz Mack is such a fantastic artist, right up there with the greatest living artists. His practice is so varied but the key themes to his work are the use of light and colour as well as movement and the exploratory characteristics of particular materials. I’ve always admired his works, there’s something very philosophical and reflexive about them- both literally and metaphorically. Credit to curator Matthieu Poirier, it’s a beautiful insight onto the artist.
“The principle is just to take one little note and to bring this into a kind of rhythm and repetition. Repetition - step by step, and all these little steps have been over very equal sensitivity and in equal departments for the whole structure. It was very difficult to figure out how much this repetition can go on - because there was a danger involved too. If you go on, go on, and if you don’t stop, then it will become very lonely somehow and we want to concentrate this energy on a certain space.” - Heinz Mack
Really nice video about Takesada Matsutani- a fascinating artistic process using vinyl adhesive glue and graphite. Very tactical in nature, for me his paintings, installations, sculptures have a real living/bodily quality to them- they are formed within an air of chance and happening.
I'm willing myself to get started with this blog again! I feel it's criminal not using one as they can be so beneficial to viewers as it allows people to catch a glimpse of the processes and thoughts behind the artist and work. If I could link my Instagram page I would, but basically Instagram and this blog will be my go to place. If it all goes to plan that is! Onwards and upwards