For HOT MESS, Nicoleta Auersperg will be exhibiting a series of sculptures. Geometrische Körper are five objects reminiscent of alchemists and Renaissance curiosities. The glass cruets, enveloped in polyhedral wooden cases, are fit for a Wunderkammer. Because blown glass can never be shaped in a perfect geometrical figure, Nicoleta’s research is unrealistic, but all the more poignant, much like aiming for perfect design.
In her later work, Squatter, she follows a complete opposite path. Hot glass is not shaped by rigid geometry, rather, it seems to be let loose – still hot and able to slip off its platform.
The steel sculpture Expansion in space takes up the circular movement of the glassblower and the process of hot glass being blown up and transfers it into static sculptures.
Nicoleta Auersperg, (b.1991) in Buenos Aires, Argentina splits her time between Vienna and Berlin. Her sculptural work continuously (re-)explores the question of form-finding. She studied Transdisciplinary Art and Textual Sculpture in Vienna and Amsterdam.
She is co-founder of the artist-run space GOMO and exhibits her work internationally.
Steel, lacquer, mouth-blown glass
38 x 31 x 24 cm