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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019<br/>    Picture: Courtesy of Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich<br />

Anne Rößner

Born 1960 in Bad Reichenhall, Germany
Lives and works in Munich

Turm, 2004

Carpet, acrylic on paper
229.5 x 124 cm

The ancient techniques of ornamental weaving are intertwined with contemporary aesthetics and design language in the carpets of Anne Rößner. From painted strips of paper, the artist weaves large-scale wall hangings with motifs and colour schemes whose simplicity and directness are reminiscent of the art of the Middle Ages. The strips of paper are woven so as to fit together in a grid whose structure generates rectangular pixels that, in turn, as a whole image, form the recognisable motif.

The carpets are for Anne Rößner key works that allude to the important themes and leitmotifs of her oeuvre. At first glance they appear archaic, and yet they both contain and reveal the fundamental principle of our digital imagery. The tower constructed here of individual pixels before the monochrome red background, with all its traditional symbolism, seems to assert itself defiantly in the age of digital art.

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