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OBJECT OF THE MONTH - AUGUST 2019
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O/T Untitled - WHITE WALL SCULPTURE, by Gisela Stiegler, Austria, 2017
O/T - UNTITLED - WALL SCULPTURE WHITE
MATERIAL: polystyrene, acrylic, lacquer, direct carving SIZE: L 80 x W 100 x D 30 cm // L 31.49 x W 39.37 x D 11.81 in
Within her sculptural body of work Austrian artist Gisela Stiegler has been exploring and carving expanded polystyrene for more than ten years as her main raw material to work with. Over those years she has been developing a fascinating evolution and perfection of her technique and the treatment of this delicate and cutting edge contemporary material. She has also created an acclaimed series of lamps from recycled fish-boxes which she finely carves and lacquers. Her lamps are ready, closed and finished objects, whereas her other sculptural work pleads for further work and experiment. The pieces are lacquered in colours such as silver, white, blue, steal or bronze. This is when the pieces enter into conversation with the ‘other’. They become another kind and fake a long gone time as well as another material and weight, appearing like architecture or monoliths.