Frank Gerritz: Temporary Ground

Museum Wiesbaden, Germany

Bartha Contemporary is pleased to announce gallery artist Frank Gerritz solo exhibition at Museum Wiesbaden. The exhibition, which will include a selection of new large scale site-specific sculptural installations will showcase recent works by the German Sculptor.

Here an extract from the exhibition announcement: Frank Gerritz is a sculptor. His works evolve by interacting with the surrounding space. He marks aluminium Dibond panels in black crayon (oil pastel). The medium is thickly applied, so that the surface appears completely sealed, while still retaining the texture of the strokes. But in Gerritz’s case, black isn’t just black. The obscured silver surfaces of the anodized aluminium still reflect the room around them, so that a shimmer appears to ‘float’ through the blackening — a vestige of light, altering depending on where you stand and the level of illumination in the room. Gerritz casts blocks of iron, based on the dimensions of his own body. Their ‘footprints’ flow into his initial prints on paper, and provide the scale for the works’ display in relation to the wall.

Spatial thinking imbues his work: sculptures begin at floor level, reflect off the wall and, as drawings on MDF board or aluminium panel, from there redefine the surrounding space.

Coded Language, Courtesy Museum Wiesbaden

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