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Clemens Wolf
»Line Drawings«

Clemens Wolf Line Drawing 01

Line Drawing (white) #01

Epoxide resin and parachute line on paper
in black wooden box frame

49 x 49 cm (19.3 x 19.3 inches)

Series of 11 unique works 

2.300 Euro

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Line Drawings, 2019

For his work series Line Drawings Clemens Wolf dips parachute cords in epoxy resin and throws them onto a sheet of paper where they solidify in the formation in which they land on the paper.

The gesture of the hand that directs the falling cords becomes palpable and visible. Colored epoxy resin splashes that cover the picture and further let us imagine this impulsive moment. The artist herewith refers to the act of drawing, which is considered all the more ingenious the more carelessly “thrown” and nonchalant it is. The cord turns into a line and on the sheet of paper it becomes the drawing. Guided chance plays a decisive role in the production process.

The Line Drawings are an offspring of Clemens Wolf’s central work cycle, the Parachute Works which encompass paintings, objects, drawings and sculptures, for which the artist uses discarded parachutes. Initially arranging them on canvas, on the wall, or in the room, the artist then conserves the folds of the parachute with dyed epoxy resin – for Clemens Wolf a symbol of the ephemeral and the unique.

Line Drawing (white) #01

Line Drawing (black) #02

Line Drawing (black) #03

Line Drawing (black) #04

Line Drawing (black) #05

Line Drawing (black) #06

Clemens Wolf Line Drawings 2019 02

Exhibition view of Line Drawings at Collectors Agenda at Franz-Josefs-Kai 3 in Vienna with a Parachute Sculpture in the foreground

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Exhibition view of Line Drawings at Collectors Agenda at Franz-Josefs-Kai 3 in Vienna

Line Drawing (black) #07

Line Drawing (black) #08

Line Drawing (black) #09

Line Drawing (black) #10

Line Drawing (white) #11

Clemens Wolf

Clemens Wolf (*1981) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Since his graduation at the University of Arts Linz, he is fascinated by dilapidated material like fences in front of dumps, abandoned warehouses and unfinished buildings.

In his latest works, he sets his main focus on the process of transformation haunted by his own history. Old discarded parachutes (he is a passionate parachutist) are transformed into sensual objects. After they are immersed in epoxide resin the parachutes are layed out in tondi, hung or stand up as sculpture or stretched on frames as paintings, every crease being arranged meticulously and finally left to dry. The choice of such a lightweight and an aerial object as a parachute conjures up the fundamental notion of gravity.

When examining Clemens Wolf’s obsessive and mysterious work, it’s obvious that the frontier between painting, sculpture and drawing is of great importance to him. The surface of the pieces with their vivid palette reveals a world that is almost organic.

Clemens Wolf's work has been widely exhibited internationally in solo shows in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland, the USA and China and has been a part of biennials such as the Istanbul Biennale 2019. His works have entered important private collections as well as institutional collections such as Albertina and the STRABAG Art Collection.

Read our story with Clemens in his studio.

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