Out of Focus
October 11 - November 15, 2014
Galerie Trois Points is pleased to welcome Berlin-based artist Fiene Scharp for her fist exhibition in Canada. Out of Focus will be presented from October 11 to November 15, featuring delicate drawings and paper cuts, pursuing her explorations of the multiple possibilities of the grid – a recurrent motif that has shaped her work in the recent years.
The pieces presented in Out of Focus show a complex geometry of composition, a precise and meticulous drawing technique tinted by weaving and paper cutting. Formally, the subtle structure of the works suggests an endless and automatic repetition that rapidly reveals a long and time-consuming execution rhythm. Up close, the works concede a dimension of a different nature ; the presence of organic elements such as hair, graphite, ink or paper makes tangible the desire of the artist to appeal to the sense of touch.
In choosing these natural materials, Fiene Scharp blurs the boundaries between the drawing and the actual object; midway between the flatness of the surface and the three-dimensionality of the organic element, her works crystallize the tension between the manual and mechanical gesture, between the clinical aspect of the grid and the individuality of the organic matter.
Fiene Scharp lives and works in Berlin. She holds a Masters degree in education in conjunction with the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and the Humboldt University of Berlin (HU) and a BFA from the same institution (UdK). In 2012, she received the Meisterschülerpreis, awarded by the President of the Berlin University of the Arts. Represented by 401 Contemporary in Berlin, her work is featured in many private and public collections, including those of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kupferstichkabinett der Museenzu Berlin Staatlichen (Berlin), Wellington Collection (Boston), Collection Bergmeier (Halle-Saale) and Samming Krischanitz (Vienna).