- About the exhibition
FUTURE LAB: KICK OFF - STEFAN FAAS
The Heitsch Gallery presents the sculptor STEFAN FAAS as part of the new exhibition concept FUTURE LAB. All works by Stefan Faas can be traced back to anthropomorphic forms. His sculptures are partly inspired by Greek mythologies and create a connection to great stories of love, power and grief. In the series of heads and steles, he explores how far reduction can be taken to create associations with human characters. The highly polished surface of the mirror steel adds a further, decisive dimension to the sculpture. In addition to the form and the reference to space, reflection is now added. The entire environment is reflected in the bare surface, as is the viewer, and thus becomes part of the artwork. This reflection on one's own ego and the relationship between the individual and society enables an existential experience in dealing with art, especially in these days. This depth of content is in dialogue with formal consistency, which makes Stefan Faas' works desirable works of art of timeless aesthetics.
- Artists of the exhibition
The highly polished surface of the mirrored steel gives the sculptures of Stefan Faas an additional, significant dimension. In addition to the form of the piece and its relation to the space around it, now reflection comes into play. The viewer and everything else around the piece is mirrored in the gleaming surface, becoming a part of the art itself. In a certain derived sense, it’s a reflection about one’s own identity: who am I, and how do I as
an individual relate to the rest of society? This depth of content stands in dialogue with the consistency of form, making the works of Stefan Faas into highly sought-after works of art with a timeless aesthetic. Quickly walking by them, all the figures appear to share a similar, an- thropomorphic appearance, but upon closer observation of the sculptures, very different personas begin to emer- ge. Recognizing the details requires a considerable degree of engagement on the part of the viewer, of course, in which case each perceiver will take in a different, unique range of expe- riences.