Foto: Vera Drebusch
Simone Karl‘s work explores the relationship between the objects of disposable society characterized by overconsump- tion and producers, consumers, people, spaces and the environment.
She deals with a religion of plastic that turns artificial objects into highly desirable objects of pleasure and throws them away in the next moment. The abundance of plastic and the constant new purchase have created a layer of garbage, which is increasingly coming into the spotlight of our time - like a silent parallel society of trash.
The sculptures, installations and objects of Simone Karl are developing out of the tracks of this society of plastic. They emancipate themselves and face the viewer as expansive personalities in a material afterlife. An inanimate object becomes an organism to which something unpleasantly independent and mobile is attached. A second life, detached from purpose and human needs, emerges and becomes a self-reflective system.
The origin of the objects used always plays a central role. Growing up in a family of traditional craftsmen, material, form and purpose are essential means of communication for the artist - a language of body experience that can function beyond spoken languages.
The finished works move between irony, provocation, sen- suality and a quiet seriousness. The installative and sculputral work is always a process that arises from the exploration of (non) places, cities and situations. A process that continues in the reflection during the exhibition while the works are charged by the conversations and impressions of the visitors.