Symmetry Exercises

Symmetry Exercises 1Symmetry Exercises 2

2018, Offset color and embossing on paper
125×125 cm

Photos: Florian Bong-Kil Grosse

A series of nine images is produced by a systematic manipulation of the position of a single shoe sole pattern on paper. By inverting it step by step vertically and horizontally, nine variations of a motif occur. Positioned side by side, the images invite the viewer to a rebus-like ‘reading’, alternating left and right, up and down. The work engages playfully with the principles of the technique of printing, where the resulting positive image is inevitably a mirroring of its negative original.