KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Ane Graff

Norway

At the core of my work is the poetics of scientific research. My work is an investigation into the nature of matter itself. I examine the surface and structure of organic mass such as bird wings, grass, trees and rocks. In the course of my practice I have widened my range of medias, adding both sculptures and photographic works to my signature-style, highly detailed pencil drawings. Despite their formal differences these works share a clear interest in the still life as a genre and the scientific principle of verification. Present in my work is a belief in observational evidence, and a commitment to a positivism which doubtlessly states that the world and its phenomena can be understood through collection, observation and verification.

STAY
01.12.2008 – 30.11.2009