Monday, February 28, 2011

Matthias Pliessnig's work

I came to Matthias Pliessnig's website because he was a 2010 grant recipient from the United States Artist Foundation. And wow! The work is outstanding. I have to say that my favorite bit of exploration through his site was the "adlib" section of his portfolio. For me this was the cherry on top. I enjoyed seeing that while his construction, and sensitivity to form is sound on a large scale, that aesthetic and sensitivity is not lost within his "adlib" series. I haven't had time to ask him more about this (and I will) but I imagine that these small, found-object-ish constructions are perhaps a way to work quickly...almost like little exercises while working through his longer, and larger projects.

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