Wire art sculptures – Still lifes
Work for the exhibition “Plateaukunst” in the Netherlands
Curator Annette Reiff
About three years ago I became interested in the subject of still lifes. I made large and small paintings, photographs and wire work.
Still life is an artistic genre that depicts immovable objects, food, plants, stones, shells, etc. We come across these images throughout art history.
In ancient Egypt, they were painted on tombs so that the dead could use the utensils depicted. The Romans painted them as a sign of hospitality and as a celebration of the seasons, the five senses and life. From the Middle Ages, objects acquire a religious and allegorical symbolism. The Spanish still lifes of the 17th century have a mystical meaning that contrasts with the Dutch still lifes that show sensuous pleasures, fullness and luxury. We also find them among the work of Picasso, Warhol or Frida Khalo.
My still lifes are wire drawings.
Seafood: as a feast.
Eggs: symbols of fertility and vital energy.
Stars: poetry of the universe, starfish and star of the sky (astro)
Own, current interpretation of still lifes from the golden age.