BLINK // Björn Dahlem, Cosmological Imaginarium

By Alexandra Borras // June 16, 2013

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, The Island, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Roman März

Björn Dahlem: ‘The Island’, 2009 // Photo: Roman März, Courtesy Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

Björn Dahlem, Roman März, Galerie Guido W. Baudach

Björn Dahlem: ‘Schaum’, 2012, wood, steel, glass, venus statuette, lacquer ink, 186x140x84cm, 70x140x90cm (pedestal) // Photo: Roman März, Courtesy Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

This article is part of our BLINK series, which introduces the practices of artists around the world. BLINK is a series of micro-posts that will focus on individual artists. Honing in on select work or works, each post will be a fleeting snapshot of art activity from around the world, one that hopefully inspires and prompts deeper investigations. To read more BLINK articles, click here.

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