Bäume vor Gebäuden

 

Living in a new city makes you re-see things again. In 2016/2017 Flore was an exchange student in Germany, Munich, for a period of 5 months. Out of her window, she saw the overwhelming nature mixing with the even bigger human created buildings. The controlled, geometric and fixed way of shaping the human necessities stood in contrast to the, at first sight, uncontrolled, spontaneous and randomness from nature's maker. Both always go hand in hand and try to adjust to each other.

Trying to be the creator of both, Flore took the roles from these two contradictory makers at the same time, upon her as an artist. Influenced by her new class full of painters, she tried to disconnect herself from her cherished but strained way of creating. Searching for a balance between control, shapes and spontaneity was the key point for this series of etchings, titled "Bäume vor Gebäuden". Translated as "trees in front of buildings" it goes back to her first inspirational view, out of her window from her new flat. This series show a poetical interpretation of our contrasted cities.

 

 

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Work

Bäume vor Gebäuden
2017

14 prints
1 print, 12 cm x 12 cm
Coper etch on paper