Likening her work more to musical notations rather than classical drawings, Jorinde Voigt sees and processes the world in systems, patterns, and movements, resulting in complex lyrical compositions and pictorial spaces. Each work is meticulously annotated with words, phrases, and thoughts by the artist and delicately adorned with gold or silver leaf by hand in the manner of a medieval book illustrator.
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About the artwork
This ethereal print by Jorinde Voigt references a philosophical text, as so often is the case in this artist's intellectually complex yet compositionally sparse work. More specifically it reflects on Peter Sloterdijk's book Stress und Freiheit, in which the thinker interprets Jean-Jacques Rousseau's portrayal of drifting in a rowing boat on a lake as a condition of total freedom. Picked out in gold leaf, the depicted boat is encircled by several loops as if in anticipation of movement and annotated in the artist's own hand—a sophisticated visual response to Rousseau's meditative symbol.