Franck Miltgen, Distortion LI, 2015
Vinyl and lacquer on aluminium, approx. 201 × 150 × 50 cm

25.04.–27.05.2018

Star Work № 28: Distortion LI [51]

Franck Miltgen

A crashed car, quivering strobe lights in a disco, a first crumpled and then unfolded candy wrapper: the associations that can be summoned up by the sculpture Distortion created in 2015 possess a substantial amount of energy and dynamism. But can this in fact be called a sculpture? Or could it be better viewed as a bent aluminium surface which, treated with vinyl paint and enamel, should be assigned to the genre of painting? Or is it a design object which, with its serrated lines based on Oriental ornamentation, reflects the area of graphic art?
Standing opposite a hovering Something from hypermodern reality, we are simultaneously led in many directions with our associations. The work refuses to be assigned to one definite version of this reality – doubtlessly because the artist is clear about the fact that such a certitude simply doesn’t exist.

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 27: Hommage à ... IV


Star Work № 26: Saint Matthieu par Gérémie Geißelbrunn (1595 – 1660) photographié comme Dimitris Alexandrou par Errikos Andreou


Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 22: Sorry


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT „MARSCH MARSCH“, VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel


Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Tribute to André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune [Closed Barn]


Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 8: The Gates


Star Work № 7: Seestück II


Star Work № 6: Rhombus


Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglichkeiten


Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses


Star Work № 3: Regalfrau (Study)


Star Work № 2: Me Walking


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub