english > german
Acrylic paint and gouache on bookpages, 34 cm x 24,5 cm, 2013/4
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In this series, photographs from a book on Prague provide the basis of the works. The images show the elaborate, decorative architecture, characteristic of the city's many co-existing historical building styles. The added geometric shapes in the foreground occlude aspects of detail and decoration in the image, both highlighting and obscuring the architectural features. The abstract, colour geometric shapes create a tension with the historical photos - a tension that expands to questions of modernism versus classicism and also plays with ideas of historical memory. With this work I combine my interest in geometric structures and the theme of architectural facades, and play with inserting abstraction into representational images.