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In FoCus by Susan Holzinger

Exhibition  /  12 Mar 2022  -  09 Apr 2022
Published: 17.03.2022
Farbspielring by Susan Holzinger..
Farbspielring by Susan Holzinger.

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Susan Holzinger is a master of formal reduction. In her mostly geometric constructions, she plays virtuously with a wide variety of materials, shapes and colours. Her works are fresh from the workbench to show for the first time in an exhibition at Friends of Carlotta.

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Susan Holzinger
A Thousand and One Ideas. Text by Bruna Hauert
Susan Holzinger can lose herself in research and tinkering. Endlessly. The next idea is already bubbling up out of what is not quite finished, luring her onto sidetracks and tempting her to do something new. All ideas want to be tried out and put into practice - a long way to the goal, which tends to recede into the distance again and again.
Over all this joyful experimentation hovers the threatening demand for a decision. It can be terribly painful to have to part with companions you have grown fond of. It is unthinkable what opportunities you could miss if you make the wrong decision.
Once all the variants have been played out, Susan Holzinger is a master of formal reduction. In her mostly geometric constructions, she plays virtuously with a wide variety of materials, shapes and colours.

"Materials and their specific properties, colours and their luminosity, transparency and reflection, as well as space as an in-between and play space, interest me," says Susan Holzinger. "Interstitial spaces are spaces of freedom and movement. Play space in the sense of changeability opens up to me through the loose assembly of individual parts. A thousand and one ideas... one idea and a thousand missed opportunities... without play, life is colourless, without colour sad and without movement dead."

Meticulously and ingeniously, Susan Holzinger explores (almost) all possibilities, sorts and reduces them, allows herself to be seduced again, and in the end runs to the finish line with a variant that, despite reduction, continues to carry the whole diversity of the creative process. The result is jewellery that remains refreshingly variable and playful for the wearer.

PS: Susan Holzinger's Farbspiel-Ringe are fresh from the workbench and I am very pleased to be able to show them for the first time in an exhibition at Friends of Carlotta.

The rings - as simple as they are ingenious - consist of a ring rail, a clamping rail and several inserts with different coloured front and back sides made of acrylic glass. The inserts shine in the most intense colours, as is only possible with acrylic glass. But the rings would not be from Susan Holzinger if that were all. If you remove the clamping rail, the inserts can be turned and rotated to create a new colour combination. From a ring with two inserts you can quickly conjure up a ring with four different colour combinations. With the Piet ring with 4 inserts, even 64 colour combinations are possible. And with the Finn ring, you can even change the size of the ring by turning the insert. Read more about the rings and have a first look at them? Then scroll on. Play with the Farbspielringe and put together the colour combination you want? Then be sure to visit us in the gallery and we will tempt you with 1000 and one variations.

 
Farbspielring by Susan Holzinger..
Farbspielring by Susan Holzinger.

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Farbspielring by Susan Holzinger..
Farbspielring by Susan Holzinger.

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A look behind the scenes? The family tree of the Farbspielringe by Susan Holzinger provides clarity about the great diversity..
A look behind the scenes? The family tree of the Farbspielringe by Susan Holzinger provides clarity about the great diversity.

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