‘Scheme’ is the name of Sabine Laidig’s contribution to ‘FutureShock OneTwo,’ an exhibition of international perspectives in the field of New Concrete art shown at dr. julius | ap at the beginning of the year. For Laidig, the English expression ‘scheme’ primarily means ‘design,’ as well as ‘intention’ and ‘plan.’ With a minimal, layered coat of white tones, this work represents her current investigations into the finest nuances of color-vibrations and their frequencies, displayed in her many series of drawings.
Laidig’s new solo show in the Gallery of the New Concrete is thus the logical progression of this ‘intention’: in CHROMA, a systematic series of works of the same size is hung in the rooms of dr. julius | ap. The series works through and approaches the phenomenon of colors and their resonances in very fundamental ways. The most characteristic features here are the extreme reduction of media to just a few pigments, and the minor variations of rhythm of the stripes and patterns. In this way she brings out the fine nuances of the spaces of light that open to careful viewing. The full effect develops only in the originals: despite technology’s many possibilities, no reproduction can capture the breadth of the interplay in the coats of paint, the image rhythm, and the effects of light.
Sabine Laidig’s preliminary drawings, in which she investigates the space of the images and the rhythm of the individual patterns, will accompany the group of work painted on MDF. In the drawings too, it is the clarity of the constructed image-space, depending on just a few essential elements, which enables the viewer’s recognition of the finest variations.
All the works in the exhibition were created especially for the rooms of dr. julius | ap, from whose geometric relationships Sabine Laidig determined the number of works, as well as the rhythm in which they are displayed.