Berlin-based Polish artist, Alicja Kwade (born 1979 in Katowice, Poland) is best known for her use of the doppelgänger, mirroring, and repetition in her works of mixed media sculpture. Following the legacy of Marcel Duchamp’s ready-mades, Kwade incorporates and inverts materials from the everyday sphere such as mirrors, metal pipes, wooden boards, glass, bicycles, and lights to create meticulously designed minimalistic installations that… Read more
About the artwork
For Kwade it seems reality is just another concept. In Hubwagen (Red) the artist bends a seemingly ordinary and functional pallet truck into an inexplicable object of wonder. With minimal, yet poignant alternations, the tool of transportation turns into one of imagination opening up a parallel universe where normal objects function differently than is to be expected.