• Wolfgang Laib
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    November 8, 2012 - December 17, 2012
    Vehedra Art Gallery
    D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi

    Wolfgang Laib's new body of works demonstrate the artists way of using materials as well as the nature of a working process both in a singular simplicity, purity and calm concentration. His work is characterised less by innovation or formal development than by strict continuity: regular series of repeated processes, collecting and utilising the same basic essentials – natural substances such as milk, pollen, rice, beeswax and marble – are designed to enhance awareness of the transience of phenomena, and to encourage the mental quest for serenity and closeness to the transcendental. Laib's formal vocabulary, which tends towards abstraction, is based on geometrical figures and bodies such as rectangle, circle, pyramid and cone; only a few alterations transform these into stylised, archetypal motifs of house, mountain, boat or stairs.

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