The subtile vs. the extravagent, the imperfect vs. the flawless and the mass produced vs the unique are some of the contrasting themes Rohland has worked with for many years through themes, specific methods and exploration of the textile craftmanship.
As such the project becomes a part of a continous progressive process in which these two works of textile momentarily constitutes a result in a self-developing process.
The concept ”Roads” is the unaccounted for factor that occurs at the execution of any new work and project, new roads out of and leading on, opening up to new projects and works, like a summing up world of concepts that paradoxically but inevitably again opens up towards new roads.
”CrossRoads” (Title) where the stringent craftmanship and art in a free unfolding encounter is where the roads crosses – and through newly recognized interpretations, through my techniques in a further simplification and purification of my idiom, a personal interpretation of the craftmanship becomes manifest.
The materials are heavy industrial textiles harboring each their own story. These become encamped in a color foundation which is further worked over with silkscreen printing and painting. The complex, the simple and most fragile comes together in an abstraction of the repetition.
Superobjekt Gallery Solo exhibition. 10.04.15. – 02.05.15. Superobjekt Gallery presents the exhibition CrossRoads – a story generated by spatial textile works by designer and artist Vibeke Rohland.
The work of textile artist Vibeke Rohland seems almost as if they by nature are playful constellations of contrasts. The subtle versus the expressive, the flawed versus the perfect and the mass-produced versus the unique, are just some of the contrasting themes often found in Rohland’s work. These themes are the results of an approach where subject and method is explored and developed through years of continuous and curious work with the textile crafts. Through this wayward and focused working process utilizing textiles as storyteller and communicator, Vibeke Rohland manages to not only explore the possibilities and boundaries within the traditions of textile handicraft, but also to take her explorations to the next level, where it effortlessly becomes part of the contemporary arts. Rohland’s basic use of patterns and the perceived simplicity of geometry, allows her work to roam freely between the minimal and the maximal. Her artworks and artistic expression is described as strong, sensorial and surprisingly innocent, as her sense for materiality creates beautiful stories of and about the fine lines between art, design and craftsmanship. In this exhibition, manifested as a spatial, textile experience. CrossRoads is where the solid textile craftsmanship and tradition of Vibeke Rohland meets the free spirit of contemporary art. Industrial textiles and honest, basic products are transformed into a unique, immersive experience and a
story about materialities.