Holger Kalberg, German, b. 1967, detail from Untitled Suspended Structure, 2012, acrylic, string, silicon, installation dimensions variable, approximately 182.88 x 304.8 x 304.82 cm. (Courtesy Monte Clark Gallery)
I was interested in the idea of suspension because the viewer will have to use her/his imagination to allow for the structure to appear as if it is flying.
—Holger Kalberg, artist
The School of Art at the
University of Manitoba is mounting an exhibit that focusses on works by
four prominent artists who have some connection with the School of Art.
The exhibit is called Re-Configuring Abstraction. According to Paul Hess, Director of the School of Art, "abstraction in Canada has generated the connective tissue that links both landscape and figuration with the spirit of Modernism."
SCENE invited each of the four artists to describe one of their works.
Holger Kalberg was born in Germany. He studied art at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and the Chelsea School of Art in London, England.
Here is Kalberg's description of one of his suspended structure: