Caspar Henselmann

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Artist Statement:

Most of my work has a scientific connection. The large architectural installations reflect an analogy to the structural order found in nature. The thinking process is usually multilayered and although the scientific concern may be in the foregound, aesthetic, material and theoretical considerations modify and alter the final configuration. Thus the work CG88 is concerned with the juxtaposition of knowledge and information relayed by my senses: I know the Earth is round, but I still see only a flat surface. I am also aware of the problem of two dimensional surfaces within a three dimensional space; the relationship and tension between materials, spaces and volumes. A precarious sense of balance reflects impermanence and variation. These thoughts form the components of my vocabulary in the conception of my work. Art is a reflection of our thoughts, and since most ideas are complex, so is art.

Breakthrough (1999)
Newberger Museum at SUNY, Purchase, NY
18' x 24' x 34' plastic, wood and metal

City in a Mine (1997)
Lindenau Museum Altenburg, Germany
110' x 32 ' x12' Aluminum

Swiss Paraplegic Center (2000)
Nuttwil, Switzerland
15' x 60' x 150' granite, stainless steel, concrete, glass, water, lights, pumps

CG88 (1988)
Private collection
9' x 13' x 7' steel, cement covered foam

"5 circles in a Line" and "Pentagon in 5 Circles" are bronze works in the series
"Expanding Universe", accomplished with a grant from the George Sugarman Foundation.

5 Circles in a Line (2003)
9" x 13" x 20" bronze

Pentagon in 5 Circles (2003)
9" x 16" x 16 " bronze

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