It is generally the static to the monumental that is understood as sculpture, but the sculptural works by Vera Kox concentrate far more on the fleeting and the transformable, on the transitory nature of her starting material.
It sticks, spills over, crumples, folds, bulges and plays with the cognitive patterns of our perception like a trompe-l’œil. The presence of an exposure to strain can be seen and felt in all elements of Kox’s work, often emphasised still more by the differing degrees of an object’s abnormality; this exposure forms the basis of the artistic work as a theorem inherent in the material.
In her exhibition Reassuring inertia at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, everyday materials are depicted with unlikely deformations, allowing us to recognise traces of passing gestures. The process and possibilities of formlessness provide a starting point for the works and suggest a phenomenological examination of whatever surrounds us each day.
The exhibition is accompanied by a text written by the Swedish artist Liv Strand.
Vera Kox (*1984) is a grantee of the Ministère de la Culture de Luxembourg, Oeuvre National de la Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (stART-up), Fondation Indépendance, Fonds Culturel National.
22.08. – 21.09.2014
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
7 – 10 pm