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The works of Mária Bartuszová (1936-1996) were exhibited at documenta 12 in 2007.  The exhibition at the Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery about a year ago was the first ever individual showing of her works outside her native Slovakia. The forthcoming exhibition will afford visitors an insight into a further important area of the artist's work: her fragile pieces in plaster of Paris will here be accompanied by sculptures in bronze dating mainly from the 1960s. Bartuszová's organic sculptures are inspired by natural processes, elementary forms and fundamental physical forces.  Her works manifest states of transition between form and non-form, between genesis and destruction.  The confrontation between these two completely different materials, bronze and plaster of Paris, tangibly expresses the two extremes of stability and fragility.  Bartuszová's early bronze sculptures betray the influence of Brancusi, Moore and Arp during her years as an art student in Prague. The artist was deeply fascinated by natural forms and drew her inspiration from drops of water, rain, cornfields, birds' nests and her own sense of touch.

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Snímek, 1985-87
Gips | Plaster
31,5 x 66,5 x 53 cm
Untitled, 1973
Gips | Plaster
18 x 24 x 23,5 cm
Untitled, 1982
Bronze
13,5 x 18,5 x 15,5 cm
Edition 1/ 5
Untitled, 1968
Bronze
9,5 x 24 x 21,5 cm
Edition 2/ 5
Folder II, 1967
Bronze
19 x 14 x 17 cm
Edition 3/ 5
Untitled, 1968
Bronze
13,5 x 19 x 20 cm
Edition 1/ 5
Raindrop, 1963
Bronze, Stein
144 x 45 x 30 cm
Edition 2/ 5
Untitled, 1970
Bronze
11 x 18 x 16 cm
Edition 2/ 5
Folder I, 1965
Bronze
18,5 x 20 x 13 cm
Edition 2/ 5
Vordergrund | Foreground:
Untitled 16, 1984
Gips und Stein | Plaster and stone, unique
39 x 18,5 x 10,5 cm
Untitled, 1968
Bronze
14 x 39,5 x 37 cm
Edition 2/ 2
Raumansichten | Installation views
Raumansichten | Installation views
Raumansichten | Installation views
Maria Bartuszova06.03.2009 – 09.04.2009
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