Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Sabine Kussmaul: Fragmented Views
Sabine's pictures are "physically sandwiched" images, collages happening on different layers - like life that expresses itself on separate levels and in various physical dimensions.
She draws and stitches on transparent fabric, weaving and threading an image, a network of paths.
Colour comes in on a separate layer, on a canvas on a frame.
Both of these work together, at a distance from each other.
Some artworks have an extra layer of cut steel.
Sabine is intrigued by the idea that the expressions of life are so manifold in nature: Memories, feelings, scientific data, visual information, , ... are all experienced in different ways and the "final picture" of it (.... What is the "final picture" ... What is the "it" ? ) only exists in the experience of the viewer.
Sabine trained as a Fashion Designer but soon moved on from the world of fashion to work in illustration and teaching. For three years, she has been exclusively working on her own fine art.
Rather than designing garment shells for the human body, she now explores how visual statements can be made, often referencing architecture, which – similar to garment design, provides an interface between body and environment and creates a home for a viewer's visual experience.
Her exhibition will open on the 3rd of October in MerseyBIO (next to Biosciences building on the University of Liverpool campus) and will come down on the 1st of November. Sadly, the exhibition space is not open to the public and is by invitation only.
To receive an invitation to the opening and networking event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org