住在德國柏林的視覺藝術家,目前在吉隆坡進行Lost Generation Arts Space和德國歌德學院合作的藝術家駐村計划。
Astrid Köppe is a German visual artist based in Berlin. Born in 1974, she studied fine art at the Braunschweig School of Art and has been a freelance artist for 10 years. She is currently staying in an artist residency in KL, a programme by Goethe Institute in collaboration with Lost Generation Arts Space.
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A series of 10 light boxes with abstract images of local impressions. The art pieces are made entirely from everyday objects. Light boxes are chosen as the medium of presentation because the old Chinese advertisement signboards and light boxes in Pudu had immediately caught my attention and struck me as a distinctive characteristic of the area.
As I can’t read Chinese, the words look rather like abstract drawings to me—cryptic but beautiful. In this I see an analogy to my drawings. In general, I prefer my artworks to mingle with their surroundings rather than being too prominent. Therefore, my installation art pieces are specially created to blend into the existing kaleidoscope of signboards and light boxes. Their presence may not be instantly noticed, but when someone catches sight of them, they will appear somewhat mysterious, giving the passers-by something to puzzle about—a good way to start them thinking, and hopefully, it will open their eyes to the beauty of everyday objects around them.