objects of evolution

from Dr. Peter Funken | curator, art journalist, author | Berlin

 

The art of Casmina Magdalena Haas comes into existence through cooperation with nature – it needs bright light and natural substances and materials. But it also needs the spirit – and only by this the artwork comes into being.

The artist assembles her illustrative creations and objects with materials consciously collected in nature and used for her works of art. Those are woods, fir and pine needles, bamboo and seaweed, various cereals, like rye, wheat and millet, as well as rice, lentils and amaranth, in addition to sand. The artist always uses grown materials – not objects which have been made.

Casmina M. Haas composes her complex objects and picture creations of the comprehensive series of works called ‘Objects of Evolution’ with this kind of material. She uses the materials collected in nature in order to gold-plate or color them in the further process of picture-making. This way view plates of contemplation and spiritualization develop.

 

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Certainly to see enlightened things, not the light. | Goethe, Pandora

 

 

The beauty has a precarious state in art today. At a time when beauty as the smooth and pleasing has permeated all life and thing worlds and perfect surfaces cover our existence, art seems suspicious with every movement of the beautiful to make: With the beautiful appearance and merely decorative, which is based on aesthetic enjoyment and quick consumption, it seems to be as incompatible as the unreflected return to an – as tempting as delicate – idea of beauty as one with true and good related appearance is denied. > read more