Andreas Schmitten

Geburt

2021
Metal polymer
40 x 16 x 13 cm
15.7 x 6.3 x 5.1 in
Edition of 8 + 4 AP
€4.000 €4.760,00 incl. VAT, excl. Shipping excl. Shipping
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Originally conceived as part of his exhibition at KÖNIG GALERIE in the summer of 2021, Andreas Schmitten’s GEBURT (Birth) is not an edition in the traditional sense. Rather, the sculpture is a unique object created as part of a series of similar works that featured the motif of the basin. The basin is a metaphorically rich object for Schmitten, for it represents acts of ablution and purification that feel at home in the former church environment in which they were originally placed. Basins are also void of any substance – they are containers – and function as vessels for water and body parts, a fitting analogy to Schmitten’s understanding of the logic of sculpture. As the basin is empty, the impressions of body parts are space positive, which marks an important turning point in the artist’s trajectory, where previously appendages existed as absent markers of the space around them. Like the sculptures from the exhibition in 2021, GEBURT is presented on a small pedestal, referencing the tradition of sculpture as monument and memorial, which here has been literally turned on its head, gesturing toward an empty vertical expanse hinted at by a pair of bare legs.

Metal polymer
Dimensions: 40 x 16 x 13 cm; 15.7 x 6.3 x 5.1 in
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Limited edition of 8 + 4 AP

 

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