Tuesday, February 20, 2018

BEAUTY: Installation--Miguel Rothschild

Argentinean artist Miguel Rothschild clearly has a fascination with the ocean and waves. He creates some stunning installations that recreate the movement of water and the play of light on the waves.

Currently on view until March 30, 2018 at the St. Matthäus Church in Berlin is his lovely piece De Profundis consisting of a print of ocean waves on fabric and fishing line. The filaments end up looking like rays of sun shining down...

In a similar vein, Rothschild's Elegy is a study of the ocean surface with a little surprise beneath the waves. Taken from Albrecht Dürer's 1514 engraving Melencolia I, an emaciated dog lays under the water. This could be an extension of the idea of Dürer's original, commenting on what melancholy feels like...

Rothschild's installation includes a nearby framed print of Melencolia I with a shattered glass frame.

His simple The Treasure of the Nibelung is a C-print of light reflecting off ripples of water but he highlights the glints with actual rhinestones on the print itself, lending a sudden, startling realism to the static image.

Waterfall is aptly titled, considering the filaments dripping from the image which is printed directly onto acrylic.


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