Lars J. Fischedick 2017-09-18T14:47:01+00:00

Project Description

Lars J. Fischedick

 

Biography

Lars has spent the last 25 years in the examination of 3 dimensional spaces: This has been achieved through architecture, model building, sculpture and art installations.

Lars was born in Germany and started his career in Contemporary Architecture, collaborating in various Exhibitions including Christo and Jean-Claude’s Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin.

The artist moved to Cape Town in 2002 and in 2010 Lars started pursuing an art career. By combining his knowledge of materials (like wood and resin) with perceptual shifts from aerial to perspective, he has formed a new artistic narrative. A major influence in Lars’s current work is his studies in projective geometry and mathematics, particularly explorations from the personal inner perspective to the geometrical infinite. Through his work, Lars gives his audience an experience of space, challenges their perceptual boundaries, and makes invisible aspects of this experience, visible. In his own words:

‘It is both logical and playful, mathematical and infinite.’

“The discovery of anything new changes our perception and the way we see and experience the world we live in. Why did the aboriginal people on the continent of America not see the ships of Columbus rising on the horizon? It was apparently not within their reality. So, if I stand in a closed up old barn I can see through the gaps of the planks the outside light, but not the rays streaming in. Only the moment I kick some dust up do the rays become visible right around me. This does not mean that those rays didn’t exist the moment I entered the barn. It became part of my reality the moment I kicked the dust.

My art is about kicking up that dust.”

 

Education and Training (architecture and art):

Freie Waldorfschule (Rudolf Steiner school), Freiburg 1975 – 1988

Architecture Studies, Stuttgart, Berlin 1993 – 1998

Diploma in Architecture, Berlin 1998

Exhibitions (as lead architect):

‘Zeitreisen zu Fuss in Weimar’, European Capital 1999

‘Auf zu den Sternen’, Potsdam 2000 ‘Naturae et Artis’, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin 2000

‘Wrapped Reichstag Berlin’ with Christo & Jeanne-Claude 1995

Grants and Awards:

Davidoff Design competition in collaboration with Isabel von Forster and Alexander Clos recognition 1998

‘OTA’ in collaboration with Christoph Schmuck and Anne Metzen Almar’ Netherlands, recognition 2000

Bunker Competition in collaboration with Christoph Schmuck Germany, special recognition 2012

ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP Cape Town Creative Model Building 2002 – 2012

Lars J. Fischedick Artist since 2012

Cross-Pollination: Lars J. Fischedick

“In the heat of working towards this exhibition, on five or six pieces at the same time, unexpected things started to occur. Each piece did something to the others: infecting each other. There was a fertilisation taking place… a cross-pollination.  This word is mainly used in botanical terms, but it is also used in relation to jazz music. It was exactly what I felt was happening with my work, but I also noticed it happening everywhere around me.

In these works I also explore liminal space, the space between perpetrator and victim, and my own shadow. There seems to be an invisible interconnectedness between opposites. Like a web that keeps them in a co-dependant, energetic relationship. Shadow is not the absence of light (Goethe), light needs shadow and shadow needs light.  Between them you will find all the colours on the spectrum.

– Lars J. Fischedick

Cape Times Article:

Lars J. Fischedick Cape Times article
Lars J. Fischedick - White Shadow II

White Shadow II
2017
Acrylic on wood and Wenge
158 x 100 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Everything is broken

Everything is Broken
2017
Slate and resin
95 x 95 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Fugue

Fugue
2017
Acrylic on wood and Wenge
156 x 100 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Reredos

Reredos (triptych)
2017
Acrylic on wood and resin
299 x 199 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Enculturation

Enculturation
2017
Stainless steel on wood
122 x 122 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Enculturation

Cross-Pollination
2017
Acrylic and burned wood
121 x 243 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Burned lines IV

Burned Lines IV
2017
Carved and burned wood
112 x 121 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Tide

Tide
2017
Axe on wood and resin
123 x 161 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Black

Black
2017
Acrylic on wood, resin and animal skin
83 x 83 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Liminal Vessel
Lars J. Fischedick - Liminal Vessel

Liminal Vessel
2017
Acrylic & axe on wood
197 x 62 x 42 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Liminal Vessel
Lars J. Fischedick - Sunken Dream

Sunken Dream
2016
Axe on wood & Wenge
160 x 102 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Heart of a Warrior

Heart of a Warrior
2017
Acrylic & axe on on wood & resin
63 x 63 cm

Lars J. Fischedick - Infinitely Close

Infinitely Close
2017
Acrylic & axe on on wood
63 x 63 cm

Lars has spent the last 25 years fascinated by 3 dimensional spaces. His exploration has been through architecture, model building, sculpture and art installations.

He was born in Germany and started his career with a focus in Contemporary Architecture, collaborating on Christo and Jean-Claude’s Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin.

In 2002, he moved to Cape Town and in 2010 Lars decided to pursue a full time career in art. By combining his knowledge of materials with perceptual shifts from aerial to perspective, he has formed a new artistic narrative. A major influence in Lars’s current work is projective geometry and mathematics, particularly explorations from the personal inner perspective to the geometrical infinite. Through his work, Lars gives his audience an experience of space, challenges their perceptual boundaries, and makes invisible aspects of this experience, visible.

“It is both logical and playful, mathematical and infinite.

The discovery of anything new changes our perception and the way we see and experience the world we live in. So, if I stand in a closed up old barn I can see through the gaps of the planks the outside light, but not the rays streaming in. Only the moment I kick some dust up do the rays become visible right around me. This does not mean that those rays didn’t exist the moment I entered the barn. It became part of my reality the moment I kicked the dust.

My art is about kicking up that dust.”  – Lars J. Fischedick