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Katja Strunz

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
3,250 GBP
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Description

  • Katja Strunz
  • This Beech #2
  • painted wood

Provenance

Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

Catalogue Note

German artist Katja Strunz’s minimalist sculptures explore the relationship between space, time and history. Born in 1970 and based in Berlin, her works hint at a preoccupation with constructivism. As the artist once stated: “My works do not just draw from constructivism, I myself see them as constructivist” (Katja Strunz cited in: Sigrun Hellmich, ‘Katja Strunz: The Folds of Time and Space’, Goethe-Institut e. V., August 2013, online).

Executed in 2001, This Beech #2 is fabricated from painted wood like many of Strunz’s wall and room installations. Indeed one of the predominant characteristics of her works is the deployment of materials that have been affected by the passage of time. The present work in particular represents an emblem of the artist’s vision in which the inertness of the material and the gravity of history both merge and emerge simultaneously.

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