In Postlmayr’s Distorted Geometric series, refined surfaces with milled angular lines and patterns cut into them are brought under the immense force of the hydraulic press, often with unpredictable results. He sets methodological design conditions initially (predetermining the depth and angles of the intersecting cuts, for example) but allows for spontaneity and improvisation in the final expression of form, with surfaces folding in, shapes jutting outward and chasms widening, revealing a more organic interior composition. These sculptural objects are entrancing, allowing the viewer to engage with the cognitive exercise of restaging the before, the process that led to the object, in their mind’s eye.
Sarah Darro – Jury member of Meta-Formation: Experiments and Rituals
N°1, N°2 and N°4 of the “distorted geometric” series are part of the exhibition Meta-Formation: Experiments and Rituals, curated by Rachel David and shown at the Appalachian Center of Craft from March 14th to July 19th, 2019.
distorted geometric N°4
March 2018 | steel | 150 x 80 x 90 mm
distorted geometric N°3
Nov. 2017 | steel | 90 x 90 x 60 mm
distorted geometric N°2
Oct. 2017 | steel | 110 x 80 x 60 mm
distorted geometric N°1
Oct. 2017 | steel | 100 x 70 x 60 mm