ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
Surface: Patricia Dauder
Through Sep 9, 2018 / National Gallery in Prague

Patricia Dauder

Conceived in situ, Surface is Patricia Dauder’s poetic elaboration of an image as a complex architecture, composed of layers of memory and meaning. The installation builds up a dialogue among several elements, carefully distributed in a space, which are commonly dark, flat, and that share a certain fragile appearance and a virtual lack of volume. Their spatial choreography enhances a conversation as they seem to face each other or to be connected by invisible lines. Even though these elements could be perceived as drawing and sculpture, they transcend their dimensionality and become mere surfaces. They all have resulted from the action of erasing, eroding or wasting a prior structure until obtaining a unique image-object. As the title evokes, they seem to have been deprived of content, as relegated to superficial layers or “skins”, but they retain the scent of a space, an action, or an object. Recalling debris, at the same time they evoke the experience and materiality of ordinary objects and not so ordinary spaces.

 

Patricia Dauder

The study and experimentation of form, matter, and structure constitute the means through which Patricia Dauder perceives, interprets, and projects ideas and sensations about time and space. The images and forms that appear in drawings, films, fabrics, sculptures and photographs are the result of long working processes in which a dialogue is established between the observation of the world and abstraction of perceptions about what’s present and absent, the whole and the fragment, waste and trace in nature and man-made elements.

 

Patricia Dauder

Patricia Dauder

Patricia Dauder

Patricia Dauder

“Drawing is the medium”, explains the artist, “that I use to conceive morphologies and spaces derived from memories of daily observations but that do not necessarily resemble reality; it constitutes a language of invention. Sculpture functions in a similar way. It is a response to sensory projections about space. Photography and the moving image are media that I use to capture fragments of the outside world, tools for the observation and analysis of reality, to implement a personal imagery”. A duality between introspection and observation that feed off one another.

 

Introducing Patricia Dauder: Surface
Introduced by Adam Budak
Through September 9, 2018 / National Gallery in Prague, Trade Fair Palace
For more information please visit the exhibition page >

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Surface: Patricia Dauder
Through Sep 9, 2018 / National Gallery in Prague

Patricia Dauder

Conceived in situ, Surface is Patricia Dauder’s poetic elaboration of an image as a complex architecture, composed of layers of memory and meaning. The installation builds up a dialogue among several elements, carefully distributed in a space, which are commonly dark, flat, and that share a certain fragile appearance and a virtual lack of volume. Their spatial choreography enhances a conversation as they seem to face each other or to be connected by invisible lines. Even though these elements could be perceived as drawing and sculpture, they transcend their dimensionality and become mere surfaces. They all have resulted from the action of erasing, eroding or wasting a prior structure until obtaining a unique image-object. As the title evokes, they seem to have been deprived of content, as relegated to superficial layers or “skins”, but they retain the scent of a space, an action, or an object. Recalling debris, at the same time they evoke the experience and materiality of ordinary objects and not so ordinary spaces.

 

Patricia Dauder

The study and experimentation of form, matter, and structure constitute the means through which Patricia Dauder perceives, interprets, and projects ideas and sensations about time and space. The images and forms that appear in drawings, films, fabrics, sculptures and photographs are the result of long working processes in which a dialogue is established between the observation of the world and abstraction of perceptions about what’s present and absent, the whole and the fragment, waste and trace in nature and man-made elements.

 

Patricia Dauder

Patricia Dauder

Patricia Dauder

Patricia Dauder

“Drawing is the medium”, explains the artist, “that I use to conceive morphologies and spaces derived from memories of daily observations but that do not necessarily resemble reality; it constitutes a language of invention. Sculpture functions in a similar way. It is a response to sensory projections about space. Photography and the moving image are media that I use to capture fragments of the outside world, tools for the observation and analysis of reality, to implement a personal imagery”. A duality between introspection and observation that feed off one another.

 

Introducing Patricia Dauder: Surface
Introduced by Adam Budak
Through September 9, 2018 / National Gallery in Prague, Trade Fair Palace
For more information please visit the exhibition page >