Karsten Födinger (Untitled, 2012)
Karsten Födinger has made a name for himself with monumental installations making use of the aesthetics and materiality of the construction industry, such as reinforcing iron, construction site supports, and cast concrete. For ART AND THE CITY the artist developed a new shuttering process: instead of utilizing concrete and reinforcing iron to generate an orthogonal form with a smooth surface, the artist attempted to employ a soft shuttering. Instead of aiming for the highest possible degree of control, this design leaves room for calculated randomness.
KARSTEN FÖDINGER, D, *1978, lives and works in Karlsruhe
Courtesy of RaebervonStenglin, Zürich
Supported by Erne AG Bauunternehmung