ROCKS

WHEN GREEK GHOSTS DON'T SLEEP

Drawings & collages by Christoph Ziegler


"Topia (I)". Ink on collaged paper, 2017. 100 x 70 cm


WHEN THE RAYS OF THE SUN MEET THE STONES AND CAST THEIR SHADOWS LIKE CUTTING KNIFES, THE OPTICAL WORLD BECOMES ALMOST HALLUCINATORY.


"Cube Variations". Ink on collaged paper, 2016. 45 x 32 cm each.


Since 2015, I live in Greece.

One of my first — and most intensive – visual experi- ences was a visit to the Aphaea temple on the island of Aegina under the midday sun of June. People in Greece traditionally make their siesta during the brightest midday hours: this is the hour of the Greek ghosts, when the landscape is dominated by heat, silence, and emptiness During these hours, the eye is intrigued by the contras- ting play of shadow and light.

"Rocks" (2015-2017) is a series of ink drawings/collages on paper inspired by the shapes of ancient remains, unfinished concrete structures, and the rocky and sparse beauty that characterize the archaic landscape of Arcadia.


"Topia (II)". Ink on collaged paper, 2017. 100 x 70 cm.



Homepage: www.christophziegler.com




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