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We rediscover artist Maria Hinze, whose work featured in the Painting & Drawing strand of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Longlist:
Hinze’s entry o.T. surveys themes of presence and permeability, conspicuity and invisibility, and disappearance. Through structural exploration and the excavation of space, a visual narrative is developed using the metaphor of heaven and earth as directions for orientation that form a frame of reference vertically and horizontally, in interior and exterior spheres, and on an image carrier. The work differentiates three dimensions of space: first, the physical, which can be experienced in its materiality and sensuality. The second and third dimensions are immaterial; individual ideas, beliefs and knowledge are juxtaposed collectively. o.T. is part of a drawing series that appropriates surrounding areas through one’s own physical radius. The permeability of boundaries in the social space of action and the potency of the drawing form a central question from which to expand Hinze’s exploration of being human, unfolding an atlas of inner experience.
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1. Maria Hinze, o.T., 2014. Photo documentation 4 pieces DIN A 3, 297mm x 420mm. Courtesy of the artist.