Acrylic glass, MDF lacquered, 2019

Basel 2019
Mehdi Chouakri
Mixed Media
Unique piece
154.0 x 129.0 x 4.0 (cm)
60.6 x 50.8 x 1.6 (inch)
Since the1980s, Gerwald Rockenschaub has collected an extensive cache of reductionist geometric forms, color concepts, computer animated loops and industrial techniques which he uses to realize his personal visual vocabulary in a range of media. His work mirrors the culture of logos, the pictorial symbols of our contemporary visual culture, which communicate traffic signs, product advertising or optical guidance systems. First, he transforms the influences into paintings, later into acrylic glass. This work literally "reflects" Rockenschaub's analytical strategy and reduced material palette in a new way. Acrylic glass is cut and reassembled so that only in the light reflection fractures become visible. This contrast of homogeneous color surface and piece-like quality can be read as an attempt to question our way of looking at things.