Andreas Schmid | Survey
Opening: Friday 11.11.2005 7-10 pm
Duration: 11.11- 21.12.05
We look forward to seeing you at the first solo exhibition in the Galerie für Zeichnung of the Berlin-based artist Andreas Schmid.
Andreas Schmid draws within and with spaces, or, to put it another way, he investigates space by means of the line. His artistic interventions are cautious (for the most part) temporary operations based on the sounding out and analysis of specific existing architectonic situations; enquiries into the proportion, dimensions and dynamic of the respective location. His tools are a wide range of adhesive tapes, string and lines of pigment, which are applied to the walls, windows, ceilings and floors. But the operations may also consist of traces cut into the surface or clusters of individually controlled fluorescent tubes, such as figured in his work "Treibholz" (Driftwood), which was installed on the foyer ceiling of the recently opened Stuttgart Art Museum.
His activity is cautiously intuitive, and analytical without the coldly functional viewpoint of the technician. He listens into the space, as if to capture and take up hidden vibrations, which he strengthens and reinterprets through his linear markings. It is always important to him to emphasise, and not to dominate, the unique characteristics of a location – with all their complex and sometimes complicated features.
Perhaps not insignificant for an understanding of Schmid's art – although not in a direct relationship – is the fact that he studied calligraphy during his many visits to China. His artistic gestus corresponds to the dialectic thought of the calligrapher, and aims to combine in a compelling way the opposing elements that constitute his work: inner and outer, emptiness and fullness, surface and marking.
1955 born in Stuttgart
Studied at the Academy of Visual Arts, Stuttgart
Curator of several exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art
Numerous scholarships, including DAAD and Chinati Foundation Marfa, Texas
Lives and works in Berlin.
Schmid's works are included in various public and private collections
Daimler Chrysler Contemporary
Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany
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