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Raumplastik

Norbert Kricke (1922-1984)
Raumplastik (Space Sculpture), 1956

Steel sculpture on Eifel basalt pedestal, 40.9 x 41.3 x 35.8 in.
Sammlung DaimlerChrysler


Kricke's sculpture belongs to a group of abstract works begun in the early 1950s that the artist called ‘Raumplastiken’ (Space Sculptures). These bent-wire forms innovatively set off the relationship between “space” and “sculpture.” For Kricke, space was analogous to modern scientific discoveries defined as a function of movement in time, which is made directly visible through the movement of lines. The lines expanding outward from his sculptures were not seen as a closed graphic system, but meant to mirror human movements in space, thereby becoming energy carriers whose impulses radiate out and over into free space.


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