Franziska Holstein

18 November – 21 December, 2017
18 November, 6-9 pm

Upper left, middle left, lower left, middle upper, middle middle, middle lower, upper right, right middle, lower right.
It is almost impossible to look at a single element incyan, folded sheet of cardboard. The quantity suggests a kind of completeness, but that’s not the point. In the traces of the haptic, comprehensible production method of the folds, the physical process inherent in the creation of the works is revealed. This also applies to Holstein’s layered paintings on paper and canvas from other series, in which color and material are often multiply layered. Time and repetition come into play, and the need to define a limit becomes clear.
The field of what Franziska Holstein is stating for her serial work is condensing on the edges. By scanning all conceivable variables and at the limit of redundancy, the framework closes and opens up the possibility of recognizing the underlying system. In it, order emerges as a thesis about the possibilities of formal decisions, and at the same time as the freedom of aesthetic diversity.

Franziska Holstein, born in 1978, lives and works in Leipzig. In 2016 and 2017 she participated in exhibitions at Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and Kunstverein Bad D├╝rkheim. After the solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts on the occasion of the SachsenBank 2012 Art Prize, this exhibition is the first solo exhibition by Franziska Holstein in Leipzig.