PHOTO: © Hede Bühl, Floraler Kopf, 1999, gegossenes Aluminium, poliert, ©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023 für Hede Bühl, Foto Achim Kukulies

Annette Wimmershoff. Von Rabaldo bis Outil de Chasse

In the organizer's words:


Annette Wimmershoff's exhibition at the Jacobihaus of the Malkasten artists' association presents an overview of the artist's work. It ranges from one of her earliest works entitled "Rabaldo" from 1974 to works that she has only recently begun.

The titles always catch the eye: "Rabaldo", "Goertz", "Pinker", "SGROSA" and "Outil de Chasse". They sound strange, but also evoke associations. But do they really apply? To solve the riddle of the titles in advance: they are names for everyday objects and industrial products. Rabaldo is the series name of a dry shaver made of Bakelite, produced from 1946 onwards, Goertz is the brand name of a rose de-thorn, and an Outil de Chasse is a piece of hunting equipment. From these small objects, which she discovers at flea markets or while traveling, Wimmershoff develops the forms of her very own sculptural objects. First she feels the object, then she analyzes it and approaches it visually by drawing it from different angles. In doing so, she moves further and further away from the existing form. She adds new accents, breaks down perspectives and creates new ones. Finally, the drawings are transferred into three dimensions. Layer by layer, the objects are built up from cardboard, papier-mâché and paper and then covered with a layer of paint, in a scale between gray, white, caput mortuum, a dark red, and blue. From an art historical perspective, one might speak of cubist or futuristic structures. But the wall objects and sculptures on plinths can hardly be described. Every movement of the eye creates new references and opens up new spaces.

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Künstlerverein Malkasten Jacobistraße 6 a 40211 Düsseldorf

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