Berta Fischer, ‘Azelo’, 2016, Outset: Benefit Auction 2017

From the Catalogue:
Lightness and beauty. Fischer has a knack to turn the rigid interior of a gallery into an almost inconceivable land of mind-boggling objects. They are both menacing mutants and luring creatures, and the inherent tension and sense of fragility that accompany them is characteristic to the artist, who has been working with synthetic materials for years, always testing the limits of their stability. (This was also put to the test at the show’s opening night, where a spidery piece lost some of its ends). While beauty and art may not always go hand-in-hand, here we see a convincing argument for sculptures both thought provoking and bedazzling at the same time. So much so, one would want to stare at them, touch them, and play with them, while losing one’s self-consciousness outside of the walls of the gallery.

Signature: Certificate of Authenticity

Image rights: Courtesy Berta Fischer and Galerie Barbara Weiss Photo: Jens Ziehe

About Berta Fischer