September 13, 2012
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Modell for Understanding the World
Material: Sandpaper on metal plate, 2011
Size: 28 × 23 cm

Many industrial products are designed in a highly aesthetical fashion. Sandpaper comes in many colours, depending on grit size, and use. These paintings include both new and used sandpaper, which gives each part a special finish. The works measure 23 x 28 cm, which equals a whole sheet of sandpaper. The compositions are kept simple, and the types of sandpaper vary. Some parts are made of sandpaper made for grinding machines, and these sandpapers come in different shapes. I also use the different grit sizes to create dynamic compositions. The dust caught in the grit resembles light strokes of paint; the solidness of the geometrical shapes is loosened by this effect.