This work is part of a series of similar works consisting of adhesive masking tape painted over with acrylic paint when executing paintings with geometric pattern.
The tape is a leftover, originally used as a supporting material to produce clear edges on paintings. Collecting the tapes and mounting them onto a paper, like a collage, is creating a new value to the material. The tapes are mounted on the paper in a regular and linear way, combining a certain moment of uniqueness and coincidence.
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