Silke Helmerdig – Pavement Drawings (signed)


Ex Pose Verlag 2012

Sidewalks and roadways are littered with all sorts of signs, often to regulate traffic or to mark civil engineering work. In the conglomerate of lines, surfaces and ciphers, Silke Helmerdig uses concentrated excerpts that avoid anything anecdotal to find curves and scrawls that are only conceivable as direct artistic expression. Klee, Twombly and Tapies greet from a distance, but these lines maintain their anonymity and become images through the viewer's imagination. The beach may be under the pavement, but there are signs on it that point to unnamed poetic worlds.