Collection: Sandra Schlipkoeter
Sandra Schlipkoeter bases her works on a physical phenomenon that she isolates from the space of the invisible and transfers it into a visible context. Interferences are superpositions of waves in optical space that create complex line patterns and are made visible by means of a digital photograph into the computer screen. Wave-like lines seem to manifest themselves in indefinable rhythm on the screen. In a similar way, the phenomenon of light proves to be an intangible yet ever-present momentum. The artist makes use of these non-haptic spheres and translates them into representational, sculptural, painterly and installative art. Sandra Schlipkoeter's framed works prove to be multi-layered, manifesting themselves in moving waves and lines. The numerous layers are dynamically interwoven, quoting the graphic lines of the digitally generated disturbances, thus offering us an exciting, ambiguous moment of contemplation. This pictorial design is based on a well-thought-out approach on the part of the artist that has been carefully studied over the years. She approaches the ephemeral phenomenon from the artistic side by exploring different possible combinations and the technological artefacts.
In addition to the multi-layered silhouettes, which interweave with each other in several dimensions, the artist also demonstrates her craftsmanship on the level of classical oil painting. In an illusionist manner, she captures a play of light and shadow on canvas, which quotes the digital interferences and only becomes recognisable as such when one looks closely. Here the artist plays with colour gradients and fictitious movement in an indefinable space.
In the solo exhibition in the Constance gallery space, the artist will also present a space-related installation, which she develops in direct confrontation with the location and its effect. The monochrome objects play with a multi-layered dualism: light and shadow, voids and material, as well as the visible and the invisible.
Sandra Schlipkoeter, who was born in Solingen and now lives in Berlin, studied among others with Professor Eberhard Havekost at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and attained the title of master student in 2011. "In my work, I focus on making an invisible phenomenon visible, which I make apparent in a 100th of a second with a camera. I artistically transfer this to canvas, silhouettes and sculptures in days and weeks of work," the artist summarises her exciting and, in the truest sense of the word, multi-layered work.