'This is not an exit'. Stefan Brüggemann, 2014.
‘By removing the functional aspect of the object —its use-value— the artist draws attention to our inability to escape while accentuating its material and visual qualities. There are clear resonances of Minimal art, in particular in the work’s reference to the machine aesthetic espoused by artists such as Carl Andre or Donald Judd.
In that sense, the Exit Door series does not conform to the notion of sculpture at all, aligning itself rather with Judd’s description of what he termed ‘specific objects’ contending that ‘a shape, a volume, a colour, a surface is something itself. It shouldn't be concealed as part of a fairly different whole. The shapes and materials shouldn't be altered by their context.’
📷 Stefan Brüggemann