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Sculpture: Steel, stainless steel, Metal on Stainless Steel.
The "Homage to Christo + Jeanne-Claude XVI" is part of a series and symbolizes the wrapped Reichstag with its folds and incisions and simultaneously shows the artist pair.
(Die „Hommage an Christo+Jeanne-Claude XVI“ ist Teil einer Serie und symbolisiert den Verhüllten Reichstag mit seinen Falten und Einschürungen und zeigt gleichzeitig das Künstler Paar auf.)
An example for primarily aesthetic influenced work is homage to Christo and Jeanne-Claude. In this work, Koethe handles his impressions of Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, especially the constricting and folding of the substances. His sculptures in this series of works have the material appearance of flowing fabric and showing two connected parts.
Koethe´s work impresses the viewer with a captivating dialogue between the material he uses and the surprisingly new language of forms he has found for it. This sculptor creates, and skilfully exploits, the contrast between cold and rigid steel and the shapes that here rise and wind upwards as if in natural and organic growth.
The characteristics of steel, hardness and heavy mass, seem to have disappeared - Koethe´s objects impress the viewer through a seeming lightness, malleability and, in particular, structural flexibility.
When light hits the shining, ground steel surfaces, changing views become emphasized that the shapes and forms are able to present to the spectator. Rays of light on these metal objects underline viewers' impression that they are confronted with a hidden dynamic of things that flow and glide.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection