Lisa Seebach

Soft Architecture

Installation view

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Lisa Seebach

Soft Architecture

Installation view

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Lisa Seebach

Soft Architecture

Installation view

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Lisa Seebach

Soft Architecture

Installation view

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Lisa Seebach

Soft Architecture

Installation view

313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Lisa Seebach

Fear Storage

2017

Steel, glazed ceramics, fired clay, lacquer

35 ½ x 107 x 90 in / 90.2 x 271.8 x 228.6 cm

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Lisa Seebach

Touching the dusk

2017

Steel and lacquer

105 ½ x 46 ¼ x 21 in / 268 x 117.5 x 52 cm

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Lisa Seebach

Where the mind is driving, driving and drifting (discovering land)

2017

Steel, glazed ceramics, lacquer

37 x 47 x 48 in / 94 x 119.4 x 121.9 cm

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Lisa Seebach

Untitled (model of home)

2017

Steel, glazed ceramics, lacquer

79 x 91 x 15 ½ in / 201 x 231.1 x 39.4 cm

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Lisa Seebach

We thought stars are just holes in the sky

2017

Steel, glazed ceramics, lacquer

80 x 19 x 11 in / 203.2 x 48.3 x 27.9 cm

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Lisa Seebach

Closed circuit (module)

2017

Steel, glazed ceramics, castors, lacquer

57 ½ x 37 x 21 in / 146.1 x 94 x 53.4 cm

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Lisa Seebach
Parallel shifts and aquarium views
2017
Metal, unfired ceramics, varnish, ink, paper
124 ½ x 106 ¼ x 107 in / 316 x 270 x 272 cm
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Press Release

When I close my eyes in this space it’s as if the space and my body melt together, as if the closing of the eyelids opens up a curtain of images that flow freely between time, impressions and emotions. It’s a space where elements aren’t bound by gravity and where objects aren’t made of real material but simulations, soft around the edges and transformative, as if the black space of the monitor was soft and leaking, as if the clay that holds the wire could slip, like our imagination slips.

 

Materials melt,

Like our hands melt in the black blanket

the night time leaks black particles like into the air

Filling up streets

Cracks and Corners

Cubic meter by cubic meter

 

~Elisabeth Molin, 2017

 

Meliksetian | Briggs is pleased to present Soft Architecture, the first solo exhibition at the gallery with Berlin-based artist Lisa Seebach. 

 

The title of the exhibition, Soft Architecture, relates to the artist’s conception of a “psychological structure” governing the installation – her memories of architectural settings and architectonic forms in the built environment of the city and living spaces combined with heightened psychic tension and mental consciousness, emotions and sensations.  This title is indicative of the ambiguities and oppositions that Seebach balances and engages with in her work - rigorous formal structural elements combined with the handmade, the space between the literal and the poetic, or seeming flatness of various elements contrasted with the three dimensional, for instance.

For this exhibition, Seebach has made a site-specific installation consisting of five individual sculptures – three wall-works and two floor pieces - comprised of steel and ceramic components.  Seebach’s sculptures are made in relation to the human form and its dynamics – how the body interacts with the sculptural form. Negative space occupies a large part of each sculpture, and, like marks or drawings, the steel elements delineate, outline and contain an invisible space, suspended in an ephemeral, “in-between” state.   Each sculpture conjures an amplified moment - elegant and fragile - evoking a space containing something of a thought.

 

Lisa Seebach (b. 1981, Cologne, Germany) got both her master’s and undergraduate degrees at the Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany.  Seebach is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. In 2017, Seebach received the Kunstfonds Bonn Scholarship and she recently completed a residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. She also received the Friedrich-Vordemberge Prize, Cologne, the Gustav Weidanz Award, Halle and the Artist’s Prize of Brandenburg, all in 2016.  In 2018 / 19, Seebach’s work will be featured in three solo museum shows at the Kunsthalle Lingen, the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg (Halle/Saale), and the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, respectively.  There will be a publication made for each exhibition. Recent solo shows include Turn Gallery, New York, 2017, and the exhibitions Sometimes night comes too quickly at artotek Köln (catalog), 2016, and Dear Fear at the Kunstlerhaus Meinersen (cat.), 2015. Group exhibitions include Back to the Shack at Meliksetian | Briggs curated by André Butzer, 2017, Kunstverein Hannover, 2015, Villa Arson Nice, France, 2015 and the Biennial Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France, 2014. Seebach lives and works in Berlin.

 

http://lisaseebach.de