Berlin-based Swiss artist Claudia Comte (b. 1983) is known for her playful large-scale wooden sculptures and site-specific installations. Although almost whimsical seeming, they are in fact carefully measured and laboriously crafted by Comte. Once she has established the dimensions and proportions a work should have, she sources the wood from her hometown Grancy in the hills of Switzerland, and after tackling it with a chainsaw, refines… Read more
About the artwork
Claudia Comte is renowned for her wooden sculptural forms and the arbitrary measurement patterns she constructs around them. Which is why this silkscreen is so intriguing, as it seems she is cheekily referencing her own processes. Wooden sculptural shape? Check. Abstract measurement background? Check. Result? POW! A 2D breakdown of the artist’s stunningly effective methodology.