Photography by Andreas Zimmermann, Steel sculptures by Philippe Desloubières, Wooden murals by Robert Steng
The link lies in the characteristics the trio has in common: playful yet complex creations, each following a free but well thought out pattern in order to emphasize the incredible potential of the materials they work with.
The large scale photography work of Andreas Zimmermann, which often recalls scenes of urban landscapes, finds it origin in the toy Lego. The artist starts building with the plastic bricks, after which he proceeds to take many high resolution shots of his individual Lego structures, and assembles digitally. The finished work challenges us to discover the parellel components in the whole picture, a sub-system within the system.
The steel sculptures by Philippe Desloubières, originate from a drawing on paper with spontaneous and uncalculated dimensions. The lines become shapes and the volume of each work will be determined when the actual building takes place, a true confrontation between the artist and the powerful steel plates, which he cuts and folds. Oxidized or in a patina with striking colour, the sculptures envelop their surroundings.
The wooden murals by Robert Steng consist of found materials from the artist's neighborhood. The search for the particular pieces is an important part of the artwork. Weathered timber or surfaces marked by the sun and elements are connected to the geometric aspect and 3D effect of the sculptures. Perspective plays a decisive role, the artist prompts us to locate the ideal point from which to view each object, as the 3D effect another.