sculpture

paper

Frank Balve‘s “Paper Sculptures” result from a process he developed in which he sprays finely chopped pulp onto a support in as many as one hundred layers. Depending on the density of the application, the form of the original found or constructed sup- port is increasingly obscured. Difficult to classify, the consistency of the snow-white or pitch black – created by mixing soot into the mixture – surfaces exert a strong visual and tactile appeal on the viewer. From a distance, the material resembles a light foam or crusty snow. Upon closer inspection, however, it is rough and brittle, like lime or sediment. This oscillating appearance is a rare visual experience and therefore is highly irritating to the eye. The absorbent material also reacts with its base structure. When sprayed on wood, it yellows and fades, allowing the support material to show. Thus, the paper sculptures are similar to the artist‘s paintings: subject to intentionally induced transformation processes. SO

entwurzelung

PAPER PULP PLASTIC | PAPER CELLULAR ON WOOD / CEMENT | 120 X 100 X 150 CM | JANUARY 2016 |

kleiderleichen

PAPER PULP PLASTIC | INSTALLATION KABINE 2 | CLOTHES / SOOT / APER CELLULAR / WOOD | 3 X (220 x 40 CM) | 2013 |

 

einkaufswagen

PAPER PULP PLASTIC | 0,98 X 109 X 0,6 M | JANUAR 2013 |

suchende anfang | mitte | ende

PAPER PULP PLASTIC |  INSTALLATION 120 | SUCHENDE ANFANG / MITTE / ENDE  |  HEIGHT CA. 40 CM | MAY 2012 |

geliebte 1 | 2 | 3

PAPER PULP PLASTIC | FEBRUARY / OCTOBER / APRIL 2012 |

shark

SCULPTURE | PARK INSTALLATION | SHARK GLAS CASE | STONE | 500 x 1150 x 250 MM | APRIL 2013 |

stand and walk

WOOD PLASTIC | PAPER PULP INSTALLATION | JANUARY 2011 |