Exhibition view 'JORINDE VOIGT. NOW', Kunsthalle Krems, 2015  - Photo: Christian Redtenbacher  - © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2015, Courtesy Galerie lüser, Munich
Exhibition view 'JORINDE VOIGT. NOW', Kunsthalle Krems, 2015   - Photo: Christian Redtenbacher

Jorinde Voigt

14/11/2015 - 21/02/2016

Order and randomness, meticulousness and impulsiveness, drawing excess and graphic reduction are just some of the vibrant, tension-loaded poles that characterize the large-format drawings of the German artist Jorinde Voigt (b. 1977).

Her works condense various elements of the cultural environment in the dynamic sequences of strokes, turbulently curving lines, diagrammatic structures, numbers, word fragments and collaged color areas of her drawings – which the passionate cello player refers to as “scores” or “notations”. She systematically analyses pop songs or pieces of classical music, kisses, temperature profiles, an eagle’s flight-path, horizon lines or the color values of individual plants and the contents of philosophical texts. Voigt uses measureable parameters like place, time, or sound volume, and self-defined rules or selected algorithms, and combines these fragments and impressions of reality to produce dynamic relational structures, thus creating a polyphony of different ways of perceiving the world.

Jorinde Voigt’s largest solo exhibition to date – which builds a bridge from her early notations, reminiscent of classical conceptual art, to her most recent works that reflect the human desire to fly – traces the development of the specific system of symbols the artist uses to document and orchestrate processes of perception, imagination and thought.

Curator: Stephanie Damianitsch