Denmark-based artist Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl uses 2D and 3D digital methods to create his unique artwork. His art, rather than being created in a flash of inspiration, comes instead from long series of experiments using technology.
Above image: Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Spatial Drawing no. 10, 2014, 65 cm height
His most recent exhibition, Céramiques, at Galerie NeC, Paris (Oct. 21 — Nov. 22, 2014) were the latest guinea pigs to escape from Kaldahl’s digital lab. According to the gallery, the artist sought to explore “the rhythmic interdependence between the solid form and the ‘spatial drawing’ surrounding it.” In them we frequently see larger objects surrounded by twisting, tube-like architectural structures. Texture, lines and color highlight the forms in a manner similar to a musical composition. The larger structures supporting the tubes are like the work’s rhythm, its bass. Anchored to this are twisting structures with their varying textures and color, melody, mid-range and high-range frequencies.
Also included in the exhibition were a series of works which displayed Kaldahl’s earlier experimentation with knots as an aesthetic. The gallery states:
“(Kaldahl) employs a serial work-process, where the visual expression gradually crystallizes through a long series of experiments. Ultimately, the combinations of form, ornament and image will appear simple and easy to decode, while remaining open to a variety of possible interpretations of content.”
Selected works from the exhibition follow.
Bill Rodgers is a Contributing Editor at CFile.
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