ARTITIOUS

login

Username or Email

Password

Lost password?
Need an account? Sign up!

ARTITIOUS

Sign up

Sign up as artist Sign up as gallery Sign up as guest
Back to login

ARTITIOUS

Forgot password?

Enter Username or Email to recieve new password.

Back to login

Sandra Meisel Main Profile Image

Sandra Meisel

Sandra Meisel

Berlin, Germany

Contact gallery via Artitious

We will contact the gallery of the artist for you. In case the artist is not contracted with a gallery we will contact him / her directly.

Installation, Mixed media, Photography, Sculpture • Born in Karlsruhe, Germany • Studied at Karlsruhe and Wuerzburg, Germany
 5

Published  07/12/2016   |   Updated  10/01/2018

"My installation is my little personal house that I build around the work."

My photographic and sculptural works focus on physical and mental states poised in a fragile balance that threatens to tip or overbalance at any time. Integrating found objects and recycled material, my installations and sculptures are based on minimalistic and precisely calibrated arrangements. The tense relationship between fragility and solidity finds its equivalent in the materials used, in their various meanings and allusions. While my...

Read more

My photographic and sculptural works focus on physical and mental states poised in a fragile balance that threatens to tip or overbalance at any time. Integrating found objects and recycled material, my installations and sculptures are based on minimalistic and precisely calibrated arrangements. The tense relationship between fragility and solidity finds its equivalent in the materials used, in their various meanings and allusions. While my works often bear reference to everyday functional design, industrial mass production and architectural functionality, they as well evoke a surreal, almost somnambulant aura.

Organic elements blend into technologic, banality and meaning merge. A window shutter, functionless, dangles from a black wooden construction. A black fetish completes the scene. A piece of metal twisted into a spiral or a lump of construction foam can become archetypical forms associated with fears and yearnings, sexuality and physicality.

My sculptural and photographic work describe very personal states, yet without responding in an obvious manner: Layering, the merge of conditions, personal loss as well as the status of not being able to control certain conditions, doubt and sensitivities.
Blind restlessness blazes around pure functionality, responsibility and duteousness. Dealing with the unconscious and its border leading to insanity, are recurring subjects of my works.

For my installations I take up on site-specific conditions and circumstances and choose present outstanding elements of the location, repeating and rearranging them in a new manner. The exhibition space hence evolves into a modified space, an utopia - a magnetic field.

I am interested in the possibilities of presentability and the transformation of psychological contents and references into sculptural assemblages. I often emphasize their effect through a re-arranged order and structure. I switch above and below, in – and outside or change the element’s materiality. I wedge materials into organic – cranky forms, knot, bend and stretch them up to their maximum limits.

My sculptures reflect a balance of radical counterparts: By using paint and resin, sleek surfaces are scarred and soiled, massive forms pretend to be weightless, apparently uncontrollable, rampant structures are tamed through architectural patterns and layouts.

These artificial site-specific constructions are up against my photographical works, which are marked by the quest of a maximum of immediacy. After years of working with digital photography I now return to analogue photography: The results are pinhole camera photographs and photograms, as well as cyanotypes (iron-phosphate prints are one of the oldest photographical fine art print procedures). The waiver of a lens associates with alchemistic processes and the attempt of overcoming the separation of viewer and article, subject and object. I am interested in the unpredictable aspects of analogue photographical processes: overlapping and blurring occur.

monkey business 2017, Installation view, Eisen geschweisst, Spiegel, Stahlplatte, Flaschen, Gummi, Fotografie

monkey business 2017, Installation view, Eisen geschweisst, Spiegel, Stahlplatte, Flaschen, Gummi, Fotografie

"Teuthida", 2017, Eisen geschweisst, 280 x 65 x 30 cm

"Teuthida", 2017, Detail, Eisen geschweisst, 280 x 65 x 30 cm

"Teuthida", 2017, work in progress, Bildhauerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk, Berlin

monkey business, 2017, Eisen geschweisst, Spiegel, 90 x 90 x 55 cm

monkey business, 2017, Eisen geschweisst, Spiegel, 90 x 90 x 55 cm

"vietnam bottles", 2017, Stahlplatte, Flaschen, Gummi, 190 x 50 x 165 cm

"vietnam bottles", Detail, 2017, Stahlplatte, Flaschen, Gummi, 190 x 50 x 165 cm

"set for life", 2017, Fine Art Print auf Canson FibreRag, 60 x 40 cm

"To bits and pieces", 2016, Installation view, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin

Sandra Meisel, Schrott-Zeichnungen, TSR Recycling, Berlin

Sandra Meisel, Schrott-Zeichnungen, TSR Recycling, Berlin

"To bits and pieces I ", 2016, Schrott-Zeichnung, 260 x 150 cm

"To bits and pieces III", 2016, Schrott-Zeichnung, 180 x 150 cm

"To bits and pieces", 2016, Installation view, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin

"To clear the wrong memory", 2016, Eisen geschweisst, fe-Schrott-Pakete, Breite 230 cm x Hoehe 210 cm x Tiefe 86 cm

Sandra Meisel, Bildhauerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk, Berlin

Sandra Meisel, Bildhauerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk, Berlin

Sandra Meisel, Bildhauerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk, Berlin

Sandra Meisel, Bildhauerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk, Berlin

"schwarz:Haus", 2014, Installation view, Kunsthaus Galerie Erfurt, 5,50 x 3,20 x 2,70 m

"Internal structure - space", 2016, work in progress, Buchenschichtholz geleimt

"Internal structure - space", 2016, Tontöpfe, Floatglas, Buchenschichtholz, 137 cm x 81,5 x 45 x cm

"S.O.R.E.N", 2014, Installation view Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, mixed media

Studio

Studio

Studio

Studio

"vulcano sand collages", 2016, Installationsansicht Galerie Burster, Berlin, Fotogramme, je 40 cm x 30 cm

"vulcano sand collages I", 2016, Fotogramm, 40 cm x 30 cm

"vulcano sand collages II", 2016, Fotogramm, 40 cm x 30 cm

"vulcano color stripe", 2016, C-Print, 147 x 110 cm

"Man kann sich die Welt ansehen I", 2016, Fine Art Print auf Hahnemühle Baryta, 140, 5 cm x 110 cm

"Man kann sich die Welt ansehen II", 2016, Fine Art Print auf Hahnemühle Baryta, 119 cm x 110 cm

What advice has had the biggest impact on your career?

"Make sure, that you always know what you want!"


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2017

"monkey bussiness", Botschaft Berlin

2016

"non sequitur", Galerie Burster, Berlin

"To bits and pieces", Installation, Skulptur & Zeichnung, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin

show all

GROUP

2017

"To bits and pieces II, Fenster", HAMMERSCHMIDT + GLADIGAU

"BLACK / WHITE and FRIENDS", Galerie Burster, Berlin

2016

Eisenskulptur im öffentlichen Raum, Kunstweg am Reichenbach

show all

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Collection Alison & Peter W. Klein, Nussdorf, Germany

Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

GALLERIES

Galerie Burster, Berlin | http://www.galerieburster.com

AWARDS

2014 GLOBAL-Stipendium des Berliner Senats in Los Angeles, USA

2012 Centre of Contemporary Art on Mallorca, Andratx, Spain

2010 Sponsorship of the Collection Alison & Peter W. Klein, Nussdorf

show all

EDUCATION (detailed)

1991-95, University of Communication and Design (New Media, Photography/Text), Wuerzburg, Germany (BFA in 1995)

1995 , ZKM Karlsruhe (Center for Art & Media-Technology), Germany


For more information and inquiries about this artist, please contact Artitious by emailing to artist@artitious.com

Other artists...

more artists...