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Goetz, Lothar
Languages: English
Types: Other
Subjects: sub_painting
The project “ Stufen zur Kunst “ is initiated by the Stiftung Niedersachsen and the Kunstverein Hannover and is presenting in a sequence one year long lasting projects by selected artists which are invited to create a new site specific piece for the 17 Meter high Staircase in the East wing of the building. Because of it’s minimal and modernist aesthetics it was predestined to become a showcase for commissioning site related exciting new projects by artists.It quickly became one of the most celebrated art spaces in the city.
Architecture is the starting point for the abstract – geometric drawings, paintings and wall paintings of Lothar Goetz.
His work is a constant play with space, rhythm and form. Elements and architectural details of spaces become integral parts of the works he develops for them. In addition to that it is often writings, films or other memories which inform the works, be it a novel, the fascination about one specific character in it or the description of a specific setting where stories happen. With the elements of form and colour he gives new faces to spaces.
For the 17 meter high staircase in the building of the Hanover Kunstverein Goetz developed a wall painting which reflects upon the movement we do in staircases and the different directions of views which go hand in hand with these movements.
Imagining people going up and down - their directions of views will subsequently crash at several points.
The wall painting starts at feature points of the staircase and through following lines along the wall it fills the space with different coloured triangular shapes until the whole staircase turns into a massive kaleidoscope of coloured shapes.
The different colours give every floor a slightly different appearance and creates an ever changing painting when we experience going up or down .
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