Wiebke Kapitzky

Wiebke Kapitzky
Fleckenblätter (2016) | a series of 5 drawings: 18,3 x 13,5 cm - 28,7 x 18,3 cm - 28,8 x 18,2 cm - 28,9 x 18,3 cm - 29 x 18,2 cm | ballpoint pen - acrylic - indian ink on paper - mounted on alu dibond with Japan paper
untitled (5137) (2013) | 50 x 40 cm | carbonpapier op glanzende folie
untitled (nach Hanne Darboven,2, Vgl. Elke Bippus u. Ortrud Westheider, Hanne Darboven. Kommentiertes Werkverzeichnis der Bücher, Köln: 2002, S.26-29 u. S.34) (2016) | 4 tekeningen: 29 x 18,3 cm - 29,1 x 18,2 cm - 29 x 18,5 cm - 28,8 x 18,2 cm | carbonpapier - indische inkt op papier
untitled (5138) (2013) | 50 x 26,7 cm | carbonpapier op glanzende folie
untitled (11638), untitled (11637), untitled (11636) (2016) | een set van 3 overschilderingen: elk 29,3 x 18,3 cm | acryl - balpen - indische inkt op papier - op spanraam
untitled (nach Hanne Darboven,1, Vgl. Elke Bippus u. Ortrud Westheider, Hanne Darboven. Kommentiertes Werkverzeichnis der Bücher, Köln: 2002, S.26-29 u. S.34) (2016) | 7 tekeningen: 29 x 18,3 cm elk | carbonpapier - indische inkt op papier
untitled (71111) (2011) | 98,6 x 62 cm | acryl - potlood - viltstift op papier
untitled (7125) (2012) | 71,5 x 101,7 cm | acryl - potlood - carbonpapier op glanzende folie
untitled (71510) (2015) | 91,5 x 55 cm | acryl - indische inkt - viltstift - potlood op glanzende folie
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Wiebke Kapitzky's practice is characterised by chance observations, transmissions, connections and transformations. In various different ways, these are present in all her works and the result of a methodology based on repetition and experimentation. The process is not necessarily purposeful, but more a game of chance and coincidence. One could describe Kapitzky's approach as sequential, and her works as a type of stratification, or a combination of 'experiments' and 'reflections'. Her departure point is the structure and materiality of writing and its relationship to painting and drawing. Writing can range from the precise and diagrammatic to hastily scrawled 'to do' lists, or the repeated copying of words as an aide-memoire. Materiality, on the other hand, involves texture or simple ways of duplicating script, such as carbon paper. By overpainting, repeating and transferring the written source material, Kapitzky divests it of meaning and function. In her monochrome yet subtly nuanced works, only indeterminate and indecipherable traces of the original letters remain.