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Berlin based artist Björn Dahlem creates large-scale installations from everyday found objects. His projects inspired by astrophysics illustrate abstract concepts of space and matter. The installation brings forward a sense of fragility relating to the human mind and its capacity to change. The neon lights are used to accentuate a sense of the immaterial, a cosmic imagery is presented to the viewer and symbolic objects, easily recognizable, offer an iconic translation of the work. Within his works we also find a likeness to the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities, encapsulating sculptures in their own space and always relating to mythology, astronomy, physics and cosmology.
Björn Dahlem, “Schaum” (2012), wood, steel, glass, venus statuette, lacquer ink, 186 x 140 x 84 cm, 70 x 140 x 90 cm (pedestal), photo: Roman März, Courtesy Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
See more work by Björn Dahlem: www.guidowbaudach.com
Blog entry by Alexandra Borras in Berlin; Sunday, Jun. 16, 2013.
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