rettig

I create mixed media sculptures. By choosing mainly informal solutions, I consider making art a craft which is executed using formal rules and physical limitations to reference nature. Each piece, tied to the one before, is based on associations which open a unique poetic vein. Images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain natural realm is questioned. By focusing on techniques and materials, I often create several practically identical works, upon which thoughts that have apparently just been developed are manifested: notes are made and then crossed out again, ‘mistakes’ are repeated.

On the one hand I find my work touchingly beautiful, on the other hand a means for internal discourse. Again and again, I leave the viewer orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. Through manipulation I create confusion. The viewer tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.

I prefer to be noted for having a near perfect finish while the belly reveals more of the truth.  In the words of Eric Gibbons when attempting to think my thoughts, “I am ultimately a mental perfectionist. I know that perfection only exists in my mind, I therefore explore from the inside out.”