LONDON.- Annely Juda Fine Art
is presenting an exhibition of works by three artists: Philipp Goldbach, Nigel Hall and Werner Haypeter.
Philipp Goldbach's work explores the relationship between time and written language with an emphasis on photography as both material and metaphor. He appropriates material from philosophy and art to examine the intellectual history of how information is stored; the materiality of inscription in a conflicting world of digitized and technological reproduction. Here, the gallery shows works from his series "Blackboards and Micrographs" (2010) for which he photographed chalkboards in rooms at various German universities where great thinkers such as Martin Heidegger and Theodor Adorno once taught. Concerned with philosophical ideas, Goldbach transcribes seminal philosophical texts into the circuit of a Read Only Memory board, yielding arduously intricate drawings and minimalist sculptures that hark back to outmoded forms of technology and highlight the "materiality of information."
Nigel Hall is one of Britain's most distinguished sculptors. His works, principally made of steel, aluminium or polished wood are concerned with three dimensional space, mass and line. His first tubular aluminium sculpture was made in 1970 and in subsequent years he has explored the ways in which sculpture alters the viewers perception of space as they move around the work. Here, the gallery shows early sculptures and drawings from the 1980's and 1990's. Whilst aesthetically distinct from more recent work, signature motifs such as the oval and interlocking lines explore three-dimensional space and form.
Werner Haypeter mixes industrial and man-made materials such as resin, PVC, wood and perspex in two and three-dimensional works that engage with the aesthetics of minimalism and conceptualism. His works - be it a floor or wall sculpture or installation project - are pared down to a rubric of geometric forms and primary colours and employ mass produced industrial materials and processes that although hard edged, contain imperfections and glimpses of the artists hand in creating the work. Rectangular slabs of resin, reveal bubbles, lumps and surface imperfections and layered sheets of PVC are intentionally off-kilter.