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10.10. – 31.12.2021
Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Galerie OG
Susanne Specht (*1958 in Saarbrücken) is an abstract sculptor with an immensely wide and fascinating range of materials. As a master class student at the Berlin University of the Arts, she began with characteristic work in granite and eclogite. She was fascinated by the fact that sometimes only minimal interventions and intensive polishing were used to direct her gaze from the surface of the material into the depths of the mineral structures, colors and shapes – and thus into the earth’s history, which is millions of years old. Experiments with drilling blocks made of black granite led her not only to the development of sound stones – the “intermundia” – but also to the further installation of industrial shaped stones and custom-made concrete modules. Meanwhile, Susanne Specht works with much lighter materials, such as Cellular rubber, which she processes technology-based and allows it to grow into three-dimensional objects in space. This increasing artistic activity in technical parameters and the turn to a modular vocabulary of forms can be found in laser drawings and graphics in addition to the sculptural work.