Directions (04), 2020
Steel, powder-coated, edition 4 Contact Gallery
120 x 60 x 1.2 cm
47 1/4 x 23 5/8 x 1/2 inches
Certificate of authenticity by the artist.
Directions is a new group of works created in recent months and exhibited here for the first time. They are wall reliefs based on photographs Bettina Pousttchi took of road markings. These templates of street arrows are collaged in bundle-like forms, cut in steel, and then colored. The cut-out objects seem to float on the wall. Their clear, sharp-edged shape makes them oscillate between a kind of pictogram and graffiti. Similar to the Vertical Highways, the Directions take up the ordering structures of public space and “crowd control,” the directing of crowds, a theme that is currently more topical than ever. Courtesy Buchmann Galerie.