Schmidt, Sandra Date
2008 See full details
Membrane Dissected has been created from a popular children’s toy—tiny plastic beads placed on a spiked board and ironed together—creating jagged geometric forms of molten red and fleshy pink against stark grey tones. These detailed shards of pixelated static vibrate with a sense of powerful forces at play. Schmidt dramatically extends the scale of these simple materials, creating a terrain simultaneously microscopic and grand.
Sandra Schmidt (born 1976, Zwickau, East Germany) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, 2001, followed by a Master of Fine Arts, 2003, from the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, Germany. She received a German Art Foundation Scholarship to attend an artist residency at Wiepersdorf Castle, Brandenberg in 2001. Schmidt later moved to Wellington, exhibiting at Enjoy Gallery and City Gallery Wellington, with a solo show Hinterland II in 2007 and as part of group show The Un-Sited in 2011. Schmidt also works as an Arts Therapist.
1205mm x 760mm (installed)
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