A painter by training, Angelika is exploring sculptural form in this exhibition with varying levels of success. She uses fibrous materials in spherical shapes, adding light and colours, to encourage the viewer to look inside or seek out the hidden space. But the main work in the exhibition which dominates the gallery and captures the eye are the large colour-field paintings reminiscent of Mark Rothko or Kenneth Noland. In these paintings Angelika uses subtle shifts of pigment with juxtaposed blocks of colour separated only by a thin line of luminescent light. It conjures up thoughts of cracks through time or a fracture to reality, a dream world which is trying to spill out or perhaps seduce you in.
|'IN BETWEEN - RED' by Angelika Steiger|