Madeleine Boschan »What lays bare in me«

01A Strawberryred

Laquered aluminum
41 x 21 x 9 cm (16.1 x 8.3 x 3.5 in)
Colors: light salmon, light turquoise, light yellow, lilac, rust, strawberry red, teal
Edition of 7 unique pieces

950 Euro

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What lays bare in me, 2017

Madeleine Boschan’s seemingly architectural sculptures, massive, yet elegant and even fragile, generate within their proximity an energy that causes thoughts and even bodies to vibrate. The relationship between space and body and the resulting implications constitute a decisive element in Boschan’s work.

In this unique seven-part edition What lays bare in me, created exclusively for Collectors Agenda, Madeleine Boschan suggests that architecture is much more than the fundamental human need to create a roof over one’s head. In a serious appreciation of architecture therefore, it must be perceived as inherently utopian; Madeleine Boschan’s most recent work configured in this edition represents a subtle study of this inherent prerequisite.

Every sculpture emits its own, very particular attraction. Each individual angulation informs of its unique character and is further confirmed by its coloration.

00 Whole Series

#1 light-salmon

#2 light-turquoise

#3 light-yellow

#4 lilac

#5 rust

#6 strawberry-red

#7 teal

Madeleine Boschan

Madeleine Boschan’s sculptures allow the viewer to experience multiple layers of historical, emotional, and spiritual intention characterizing all man-made locations and spaces. At times archaic in nature, they suggest earlier states of being.

Structural clarity, symmetry, sharp edges, and smooth surfaces acknowledge Boschan’s intention to overcome the complex mechanisms of nature. In the process, social and ethical questions play an important role: Where and how can the encounter take place? How is it possible to come together?

As a point of departure for her work Boschan recalls epochs and places in which architecture has attempted to combine form, function, and the proportions of the human body constructively. Her inspiration derives from Greek antiquity, The Enlightenment, Modernism, Art Deco, the Bauhaus movement, and Brutalist architecture, all of which describe this constant development.

Madeleine Boschan (*1979) lives and works in Berlin. From 2000 to 2006, she studied at the Braunschweig University of Arts with John M. Armleder and during 2002 at the École d’Art du Havre, Le Havre, France. Her works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as in Spain, Belgium, Israel, and the United States.

Read our story with Madeleine Boschan in her studio.

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