FRAGMENTS OF THE FLEETING / FRAGMENTS OF THE REMAINING / TRACES OF TIME Nr. 1
Fragments of the Fleeting
Fragments of the Remaining
Traces of Time
Embossing on handmade Paper
Marie Ruprecht 2020
30 x 40 cm incl. Framing
The means through which the artist’s, long developed, embossing technique progresses and the arising textures, precisely chosen, are incorporated into the serial concept, create a poetic tension. Image elements are sensitively appointed to manifest the unseen.
Parts of the series have arisen directly in a particular exhibition space and show found textures and the traces of the course of centuries that the old walls had retained.
ALL TIME OF THE WORLD
Alongside space, time is a central coordinate of human existence, nevertheless it is a puzzling and paradoxical phenomenon. When the norm of the clock meets human sensation, the contrast between the counted time and the actually flowing, remembered, dreamed or subjectively perceived temporal order, becomes apparent. In an era of restlessness, in which hurry pervades every area of life, slowness is often received as a provocation. Reclaiming leisure and the search for the right speed are central themes of Marie Ruprecht's newer series of works.
"Marie Ruprecht examines and materializes “time” in small format. She sensitively searches out traces of time, fleeting and permanent. She has parts of an old castle, pieces of the star parquet or the very old bricks, taken out of time, and using her very own, self-invented method, puts on them an embossed print, to re-set them in time in a new form. Marie Ruprecht likes to experiment with techniques. For a text by Jan Wagner, she made the counter pressure of the writing visible again with the rubbing of a pencil sharpener and, as it were, brought it back in time..... Nothing is as it is, but everything is continually becoming what it can be. It is a characteristic of time but may also be said of art."
Dr. Christine Haiden - journalist, author & chief editor