Florian Baudrexel: Soft Control

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Florian Baudrexel Soft Control

Florian Baudrexel

Cardbird, CB-30, (orange), 2022

Cardboard, wood, acrylic glass box 40.8

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11 cm | 16 1/10 × 16 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
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Florian Baudrexel Soft Control

This booklet accompanies Florian Baudrexel’s first solo exhibition at Bartha_contemporary.

The woks exhibited here were all born out of an interest in the Avant-Garde, architecture and the aesthetic of the Machine Age, Florian Baudrexel‘s works, made of recyclable everyday materials, embrace a carefully orchestrated sense of motion and direction.

Indeed, all pieces displayed at Bartha_contemporary were constructed from cardboard, which has been a critical component of the German artist’s practice for many years and reflects his interest in ecologically sound materials.

A polygon relief entitled ‘Childres’ occupies the curved back wall of the space, responding to the gallery's unique architecture. Presented alongside a set of three midsized works of a rectangular format. Two smaller objects from the Cardbird series complement the installation.

gets added and altered to create a densely textured composition; the artist continuously edits the overall appearance as the pieces find their form.

More recently, Baudrexel has embraced the use of colour, both incidental and intentionally applied. In the case of the Cardbirds, recycled cardboard packaging lends the work a broad palette and evokes a sense of the familiar. Larger works, constructed from virgin cardboard, are monochromatically coloured using spray paints.

Florian Baudrexel‘s wall reliefs converge to define instances of modulated space. Rather than rely on tested formal composition, each work evolves from an intuitive process, as element by element

Florian Baudrexel

Budny, 2023

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

110 × 75 × 35 cm | 43 1/4 × 29 1/2 × 13 3/4 in

Florian Baudrexel

Sporn, 2023

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

110 × 75 × 35 cm | 43 1/4 × 29 1/2 × 13 3/4 in

Mitten, 2023

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

110 × 75 × 35 cm | 43 1/4 × 29 1/2 × 13 3/4 in

Florian Baudrexel

Nevem, 2023

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

Florian Baudrexel
110 × 75 × 35 cm | 43 1/4 × 29 1/2 × 13 3/4 in

Florian Baudrexel

Childres, 2023

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

155 × 200 × 50 cm | 61 × 78 3/4 × 19 7/10 in

Florian Baudrexel

Muumi, 2022

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

90 × 87 × 40 cm | 35 2/5 × 34 3/10 × 15 7/10 in

Cardbird, CB-44, (old rose), 2023

Cardboard, wood, acrylic glass box

Florian Baudrexel
× 40.8 × 11 cm | 16 1/10 × 16 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
40.8

Cardbird, CB-50, (black), 2023

Cardboard, wood, acrylic glass box

Florian Baudrexel
× 40.8 × 11 cm | 16 1/10 × 16 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
40.8

Cardbird, CB-53, (white), 2023

Cardboard, wood, acrylic glass box

Florian Baudrexel
× 40.8 × 11 cm | 16 1/10 × 16 1/10 × 4 3/10 in
40.8

Cardbird, CB-57, (lemon), 2023

Cardboard, wood, acrylic glass box

Florian Baudrexel
40.8 × 40.8 × 11 cm | 16 1/10 × 16 1/10 × 4 3/10 in

Florian Baudrexel

Heard, 2022

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

120 × 150 × 38 cm | 47 1/5 × 59 1/10 × 15 in

Coly, 2022

Lacquered cardboard on wooden frame

Florian Baudrexel
120
56
× 120 ×
cm | 47 1/4 × 47 1/4 × 22 in

Florian Baudrexel

Soft Control

April 27 - May 27, 2023

Copyright: The artist & Bartha_contemporary

Photo:

Florian Balze, Berlin (except Coly).

Special thanks to Linn Lühn.

on the occasion of:
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