As with music, so with art and photography, I like to go on little journeys of discovery on the internet to find new artists that excite me. As with most things on the internet, this can bring both frustration – being tricked by some clever SEO keywords (the searchable terms hidden deeply inside websites…often b.s.) lead you to anything but what you’re actually looking for, and equally it can bring glowing rabbit hole to joyfully lose yourself in for hours.
One particularly fruitful rabbit hole today led me to the colorful wonderland of Alice…uhum, I mean Andrea Grützner, in particular her series “Erbgericht“. Andrea, a native of my very own beloved Berlin is an award winning artist who’s work dazzled my eyeballs and well, by brain today. She explores space in a way that had me struggling to find the perspective normality in scenes that should logically be easy to navigate, much like the wizard M.C. Escher might do, her work occasionally gave me a bizarre sense of vertigo.
Her clever use of light and space creates a strangely forced 2 dimensionality
…or was it 3 dimensionality? You see, I am not even sure, which is another reason why it is so pleasing to explore her work. It makes me look and think again.
I salute you Andrea.
Andrea’s work is by no means limited to the particular series I mentioned here. She has a lot more up her sleeve…
Treatments for vertigo