September 2023

Cornelia Hesse | "Ripped off"

"Patterns are tempting, but it's only when you break them that new possibilities open up," says Cornelia Hesse. She has made breaking through patterns
her life principle - and opened up completely new possibilities
for herself.

Her approach is always experimental in every respect.
She not only uses a wide variety of materials and
contrasting combinations of materials, she also works with
different techniques.

The transition between the three-dimensional objects and the two-dimensional pictorial inventions is fluid. There are sculptural works that look like a drawing in space. And it may be that such a form is also repeated on the canvas, sometimes even as a pattern that is broken at some point.

Text by Katja Sebald from the "Breaking Patterns" catalog, abridged here.