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Olaf Holzapfel

Backpack, 2008

Plexi glass, soft PVC
18 1/10 × 43 3/10 × 27 1/5 in
46 × 110 × 69 cm
Location
Brussels
About the work
BX
Baronian Xippas
Brussels
Medium
Sculpture
Olaf Holzapfel
German, b. 1969
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Olaf Holzapfel’s paintings, mixed-media sculptures, and photographs are meditations on the subjective experience of light as seen through fragments of urban and rural architecture and embodied in maquettes, diagrams, and grids. Holzapfel is interested in how humans order their natural surroundings and vice versa. For “My personal interweaved habitats” (2010), Holzapfel created sculptures made from locally sourced, traditional materials from around the world—an installation of timber-frame houses made from cactus fiber references traditional architectural materials of a native tribe in Argentina, while creations of braided straw evoke Polish craftmaking customs.

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About the work
BX
Baronian Xippas
Brussels
Medium
Sculpture
Olaf Holzapfel
German, b. 1969
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Olaf Holzapfel’s paintings, mixed-media sculptures, and photographs are meditations on the subjective experience of light as seen through fragments of urban and rural architecture and embodied in maquettes, diagrams, and grids. Holzapfel is interested in how humans order their natural surroundings and vice versa. For “My personal interweaved habitats” (2010), Holzapfel created sculptures made from locally sourced, traditional materials from around the world—an installation of timber-frame houses made from cactus fiber references traditional architectural materials of a native tribe in Argentina, while creations of braided straw evoke Polish craftmaking customs.

Olaf Holzapfel

Backpack, 2008

Plexi glass, soft PVC
18 1/10 × 43 3/10 × 27 1/5 in
46 × 110 × 69 cm
Location
Brussels