The Swiss-born constructive artist Hans Jörg Glattfelder is showing an exhibition entitled Non-euclidean Metaphors at CADORO – Centre for Art and Science in Mainz. The cosmopolitan artist, who in the course of his life has lived in Rome, Florence and Milan, among other places, but also in Paris in New York, presents works in the show from his second major work complex of the same name.
For the exhibition from 16 October to 15 December 2021 at CADORO, we have chosen the theme of Non-Euclidean Metaphors, as it is a comparatively extensive but specifically significant theme in his works, to which the artist has devoted himself since the mid-1970s until today and has explored numerous “perspectives” on this with variations in form and colour. The exhibition features works from four decades, from 1982 to 2019.
In a way, Glattfelder belongs to the circle of the ›Zurich Concretists‹, although the 1939-born artist is a generation younger and – perhaps more importantly – there are no right angles in his work, but only visions of right angles and squares are created. The square is only created in the imagination of the viewer.
Euclid’s conception of geometry, in which distances and angles are assigned certain measures and ratios of parallel or intersecting lines are examined, these postulates are abolished here. Thus: non-Euclidean.
You want find out more about the work of Hans Jörg Glattfelder? Then you should check out his online presence on our gallery website! New videos from the series are released regularly on our YouTube channel.