Daniel Göttin, ‘Untitled 3 1994’, 1994, IdeelArt
Daniel Göttin, ‘Untitled 3 1994’, 1994, IdeelArt

This work is one of several works consisting of four units of acrylic painted MDF of the same size (30cm/20cm). Each unit should be separated from the others by an interval of 10 cm. The position of each panel is clearly defined in the series. The MDF panels are painted and laquered with a spatula. Based on a geometric and concrete pattern, the work is playing with proportion, repetition, symmetry, asymmetry as well as with rules and deviations.

Each panel is unique and singular, but at the same time it is playing its part within the entity. The inner connection results from the combination of different colours, same colours, of sections and divisions. The layers are creating depth as a visual challenge within the clearly defined series of rectangles.

About Daniel Göttin

Favoring industrial materials such as tape, wood, metal, and plastic, Basel-based Daniel Göttin seeks to explore the subjective nature of perception and make his viewers aware of architectural and spatial nuances. Göttin’s site-specific “Wall Works” series features geometric shapes constructed with tape; the pieces are reminiscent of Op Art yet are more akin to sculpture or architecture than painting. Through this series and other wall-mounted pieces, Göttin aims to unite art with the surrounding environment. “I am interested in a work that makes the site visible through the artwork, and the site makes the artwork visible at the same time,” he has said. Minimalist sculpture and the collages of Kurt Schwitters are influences on Göttin’s work.

Swiss, b. 1959, based in Basel, Switzerland