Gary Schlingheider’s Replacement Of Form And Substance
Artist Gary Schlingheider focuses on reduction and simplification of familiar shapes using different materials with various techniques. The core of his latest work “30mm“ is the relation between color, form and space symbolized through objects made of pure steel. Seemingly everyday things were a starting point. Later, the artist isolated these studies from their old belongings and contexts. Emotional attachment, function, consistency – nothing of that sort counts anymore. Instead, the viewer gets the chance of interpreting outlines, recognizing real objects and making new connections with the artworks. Schlingheider waived extravagant coloring of the steel shapes to increase the level of abstraction. Thus the focus lies on the aesthetic dimensions of the forms and their peripheral area. Schlingheider studied fine art and graduated from the Berlin University of the Art. He is part of a group exhibition where the university shows artworks of graduates and master-class students.
From February 15-21 visitors can see his works in Quergalerie, Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin.
All images © Gary Schlingheider