Andrea Rostásy

Galerie Lukas & Hoffmann

At first glance, the sculptures of Berlin artist Andrea Rostásy are mere simulations of ordinary objects. Some of these pieces, which have been created out of wood, pressboard, or synthetic materials such as imitation leather, may seem similar in spirit to the found and constructed artifacts of the Swiss artist duo Fischli and Weiss. Yet, despite the careful craftsmanship and realistic coloration which at first glance causes them to appear to be either readymade objects or canny re-creations, the motivation behind her sculptures is fundamentally different. By subtly altering the proportions of the objects to which she refers, and by reducing each to a rudimentary form, Rostásy frustrates any narrative aspect that might otherwise be read into the work.

This process of reduction yields sculptures that, although they still reference quotidian objects, have been stripped of their function.

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