Monday, February 22, 2010

Jorinde Voigt

Jorinde Voigt is an artist born in Frankfurt, Germany and working in Berlin. Her works fall into in an undefinable area between drawing and writing. They seem more like diagrams or lists. But the beauty and rhythm of each piece takes you in like an ocean current. Voigt is best known for her graceful spiraling arcs and parallel looped lines, stretched and interwoven, bursting across the page as if caught up in a strange temporal chain reaction. They are part timeline, part electronic wiring diagram, part exotic system of musical notation which chronicles subjective experience. Her work seems to be both familiar and totally new, controlled yet wild and unhinged. "My work is like music," she says. "You can enjoy it without being able to read the score."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Nick Van Woert

Nick Van Woert is a sculptor living in Brooklyn. He builds on existing forms to create a new and unusual remix. Van Woert works with metal, glues, resins, and foil tape among other things. His studio resembles a good humored science lab mixed with an impractical, architectural model shop. Van Woert recently graduated from Parsons MFA program, previously having completed a degree in architecture.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Charles Clary

Charles Clary layers colored paper to build up variegated textures and sinewy shapes into large scale installations. His constructions appear ever-expanding, overwhelming exhibition spaces like replicating viruses or reverberating sound waves. The pieces may look like they’re highly orchestrated precision-cut sculptures, but Clary favors a more organic creative philosophy: “It’s all intuitive. It’s just one layer playing off another, playing off another,” he says. “But I do try to make the viewer wonder whether they’re handmade or if industrial equipment is used, so I have to be very clean with my cuts.”