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Roni Horn

Jablonka Galerie

Roni Horn’s reputation rests on her perfectly crafted objects. They are professionally produced with the aid of machines, leaving nothing to chance. The polished surfaces emit a pure clarity. Perfection, decisiveness, and exactitude are the hallmark of these objects, and now, at first glance, her drawings appear to contradict the esthetic of her objects. But these drawings are not simply studies for the objects; they represent another genre of her artistic production.

This does not mean that the drawings are any less well-crafted than the objects; they are concerned, however, with another level of artistic production and perfection. Horn draws by hand; she does not use a machine. With extreme care she uses pure pigment in an emulsion, drawing thin lines that form ovals, triangles, or bows. This process leaves fingerprints on the white paper. The surface is not clean, but dirtied, as if the

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