at Art Antwerp 2022
Untitled (Device) 03, 2022
Lacquer, vinyl, cardboard, wood, 122 x 92 x 3 cm
EUR 9.500 (incl. VAT)
Florian Schmidt creates objects with which he explores the relationship between space, material and color. The results of this research are two-, sometimes three-dimensional wall works and free-standing sculptures.
The structure of his works is often related to the empty frame within which individual wooden laths form supporting structures on which flat elements can be mounted. Schmidt uses these individual elements on an equal par and without deriving a hierarchy from their original function.
In fact, Schmidt goes even further. He not only uses the various materials without considering their original function, but also tries to derive the design of the works from the materials themselves, by letting himself be guided in the composition of his works by the forms of the materials and colors already present.
Schmidt’s working method reveals itself as a process of cyclical deepening of thoughts; as a cycle in which existing works enter into renewed connection with the dynamics of the working process, for which the factor of repetition turns out to be decisive.
Florian Schmidt (*1980 in Raabs, Austria, lives and works in Berlin and Weimar) studied at the HfBK in Hamburg and subsequently at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. In Weimar, Schmidt is an artistic associate at the Bauhaus-University. He has had international solo and group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Krems, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, Princeton University Art Museum, MUMOK, Vienna, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, and the 5th Beijing International Art Biennale at the National Art Museum of China, among others.