9.18.2007

Cain and Abel 2006

Anselm Kiefer is a German sculptor and painter of mixed media. Stars and the distant horizon are recurrent motifs in his exceptionally large paintings where he explores creation mythology and the nature of the cosmos.

Kiefer on his large concrete structures:

"What interests me is the transformation, not the monument. I don't construct ruins, but feel ruins are moments when things show themselves. A ruin is not a catastrophe. It is the moment when things can start again."

2 comments:

  1. Bean!!

    When are we going somewhere to see his work?? I looked him up online and his stuff is phenomenal...I'll buy you coffee!! Martinis... :)

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  2. We just missed his show at the Aldreich...but we'll find another excuse ;)

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