Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hans-Peter Feldmann

". . . Feldmann takes inspiration from a booth under installation at Art Basel, where he encountered a spotlight shining on an empty wall for a soon to be hung painting that impressed him as a work in itself.
Appealing to his fondness for overturning exhibition formats and his fascination with the unglorified moments of the everyday, Feldmann projects an illuminated rectangle over picture hooks on blue and green walls that recall  museum space.”

Hans-Peter Feldmann showed throughout May at Mehdi Chouakri in Berlin.

You don't often see conceptual art using the vocabulary of classical minimalism. This is something I like to see. The weird proportions of the spaces are another inviting element. One almost longs to stride in front of the lights and cast one's shadow (or perhaps the lights are positioned to prevent that).