"Trans Object”, solo exhibition by Swiss Artist Rolf Klaus, will open on this Saturday at Estate Plaza, Guangzhou.
The Cantonese name of the exhibition sounds like “playing with things” or “making a joke” while “Trans Object” actually means transforming objects which in this exhibition, is just relevant to this city – the raw materials of the exhibited works are mainly farm tools from the countryside of Guangzhou such as rake, sickle and hoe, etc. scattered in the field.
"Transform” is the highlight of the exhibition, which manifests the creative attitude of the 70-year-old artist Rolf Klaus from Switzerland. The artist has been engaged in the study of rural art since 1970’s and in his ongoing experimentation of new materials, he successfully combined the individual creation with daily design. This exhibition is an explorative artistic endeavor using local utensils during his first time visit in Guangzhou.
"Object” refers to the exhibited works – Rolf Klaus called the re-shaping technique with blacksmith equipment, which he developed through 36 years’ exploration, “PARA-art” and the resulted artwork “PARA”. Through compressing or thinning out, the farm tools become gracefully built, nevertheless expressive objects exuding vitality without frills. As the artist said: “The point of the sculptures and objects that I create is to release the energy, which has flowed through an iron tool for years, into a new form and statement by forging it.”
Time: November 12 – 30, 10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. ( Closed on Tuesdays)
Venue: Fei Gallery
Address: G Floor, Estate Plaza, No.5, Nong Lin Xia Road, Guangzhou
Transportation: Metro Exit C of Dongshankou Station Line 1/6