Artist Selection: Lena Ditlmann and Jan Schmidt
The abstract motifs of the drawings by LENA DITLMANN are comprised of fine lines that are tangled up with one another on the paper. They are reminiscent of nature. Lena Ditlmann’s focus, however, does not lie in the visual imitation of organic structures and forms. Instead, the artist is more interested in the systematic construction of natural elements. This recalls mathematical properties that have fascinated people of since ancient times and are understood as the primary structures of the world. By using these properties as a design medium, Lena Ditlmann constructs shapes that oscillate between the visible/objective and the invisible/subjective world.
JAN SCHMIDT works in continuing series in which he explores the very essence of the material; be it drawing, painting, sculpture or video. The, at first sight, clear and reduced appearance is deceiving. In reality, the works are an almost obsessive investigation into function, form and the course of time.