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© Simon Schubert<br/>    Picture: Jens Bruchhaus, Munich<br />

Simon Schubert

Born 1976 in Cologne, Germany
Lives and works in Cologne

Untitled (portrait of Samuel Beckett), 2006

Paper folding
130 x 110 cm

The literature of Samuel Beckett has greatly influenced the oeuvre of Simon Schubert. For Beckett's central, literary theme – disappearance – Schubert discovered the sub-space of white paper as a realm in which he could graphically illustrate reduction and abstraction. By folding paper out of a plane surface, Schubert developed objects that move in a zone between two- and three-dimensionality. The work becomes a game of stability and mortality, with different lighting conditions and viewing angles progressively changing a work up to a point at which the concrete motif completely disappears in the white paper.

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