Wilhelm Roseneder

Yellow expansion

Wilhelm Roseneder

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Work: Wilhelm Roseneder Gelbe Erweiterung/Yellow expansion From the Series: Erweiterungen/Expansions The ‘Erweiterungen/Expansions’ are abstract and baroque shapes. Sculptures transfigured from everyday objects into abstraction. The common item by being transformed is aestheticised. It is not explicitly dominating the foreground of interest, rather it is the bearer of the idea of sculptural phrasing, sculptural idea. These everyday objects: clothes-dryers, ironing boards, wooden palettes provide the frame. The giving of form often follows a draft sketch, a preliminary idea of the shape of this sculpture. The process of shaping/forming follows in several phases. Use of different waste/industrial materials and the order of the inner frame develop the core of the ‘Erweiterungen/Expansions’. The form, the true shape of the sculpture comes into being through the use of polyurethane. The paint, the lacquer are applied in monochrome. The name of the colour provides the title. Idea, Transformation, Sculpture. Transition from everyday object to sculpture. An artificial object. Formed, deformed by artifice. Autochthonic shapes. Universal and singular. The ubiquitous industrial product becomes a unique product, a work of art. Singular through selection, sketching, colour, title and materials, through its processing, its transformation. A mass product becomes a unique piece. Subtle lightness and elegance in spite of the mass carried on its bearers – clothes dryers or ironing boards. The purpose of usefulness and practicality in daily use has been lost by the transformation. Its purpose is now as an object of aesthetic appreciation. Aesthetic of fine art. Each ‘Erweiterung/Expansion’ is complete in itself – there is nothing to be added nor is there anything to be taken away. Baroque shapes. Overflowing and confined. Ambiguous. Explicit. Associations are permitted and evoked. They are abstract forms of emotions, reminiscences, memories, stories turned to colour. A union of sculpture and painting. Thought explosions, thought implosions become colour. Renate Egger In: Wilhelm Roseneder. Erweiterungen/Expansions 1999-2013, 2013 (Catalog).
Image: Sculpture. Polyurethane, various materials, acrylic varnish on metal (clothes-dryer), 1.26×1.23×90 cm.
Photographer: Wilhelm Roseneder
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source: flickr
German artist Wilhelm Mundt (born 1959) calls his stone sculptures “trash stones” and gives them numbers. This sample which can be found in Tony Cragg’s wonderful sculpture garden “Waldfrieden” in Wuppertal makes you think of a mysterious beings which has laid down to have some rest. Perhaps it normally lives in the sea and comes to the dry land only occasionally – who knows. On the other hand the head (or what resembles a head) looks a bit rabbit-like. At least it does in this close-up.