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Angela Glajcar
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Angela Glajcar

Glajcar’s work embodies sculpture and installation; it examines the way in which space is experienced using a material that is fragile and light. In the act of ripping and perforating a material that is traditionally used as a two-dimensional support, Glajcar gives paper a strong sculptural presence.

'Glajcar’s paper objects and installations explore the way space is experienced. Finely tuned states of equilibrium of lightness and heaviness, materialness and immaterialness, are intended to evoke in the viewer an emotional reaction to the inanimate objects. Glajcar’s professor, renowned sculptor Tim Scott, attested his master student an extraordinary "sculptural intelligence". This ability of the artist, namely, to find intelligent and thus cogent and strategic solutions, took her from wood and steel to paper, her current material of choice, meeting her particular requirements. Initially, paper appears light and fragile. Depending on its quality and layering, however, it can also be heavy and resilient. Since paper is made of natural substances and is therefore perishable like any other natural tissue, it takes up a position halfway between natural and artificial. In contrast to wood or metal it absorbs colour and is permeable without being of any colour itself. Paper can be processed without any tools – although this requires effort – and can easily be agitated, so that the works that already give the impression of floating begin to sway, casting a moving shadow.'
Sasa Hanten, editor of Angela Glajcar’s catalogue raisonne

11 Dec 2015
Angela Glajcar, born in 1970 in Mainz, Germany is internationally renowned for her three-dimensional paper sculptures and installations. Her use of layering creates a dialogue and engagement between opposites; material and immaterial, flexibility and strength. The power of juxtaposition intrinsic...
09 Apr 2015
A poem inspired and written under Angela Glajcar's installation 'Within the Light' in Southwark cathedral: Grey sheets, they said- like washing hanging, slightly skewed, but far away, up there above the Quire; like cloth once white, now soaked in the grime and fumes of London Bridge and murky...
04 Mar 2015
Andipa Gallery has joined with Southwark Cathedral to bring a major installation of Angela Glajcar for the duration of Lent. This vast piece will go across the expanse of the cathedral from the east end window. The translucence of the glass fabric within the artwork is consciously combined with the...
01 Feb 2015
Andipa Gallery has joined up with Southwark Cathedral to bring a major art program of Angela Glajcar work to London. The first part is an exhibition held in the gallery. This will be a small catalogue raisonne of her work between 2008- 2014. The exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Angela's...
12 Jan 2015
We are delighted to be exhibiting in London Art Fair. Where we will be showing stunning artworks by modern masters and contemporary artists such Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Slinkachu to name a few. We will be in booth 48 next week from 21 - 25 January 2015 and we hope to see you...
06 Feb 2014
Installation artist and sculptress Angela Glajcar is currently having a solo exhibition at Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne. The show entitled ‘White Glass’ is running from 18th January till 15th March. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an eponymous large-scale installation (350 x 550 x 160 cm),...
09 Apr 2013
Andipa Contemporary is delighted to present 'Terforation', the first UK solo exhibition of contemporary sculptor Angela Glajcar. German born Glajcar has exhibited and received commissions internationally with large-scale installations created in public and private venues throughout Europe and...
 
 
Terforation
Angela Glajcar

Terforation

Andipa Contemporary is delighted to present Terforation, the first UK solo exhibition of contemporary sculptor Angela Glajcar. German born Glajcar has exhibited and received commissions internationally with large-scale installations created in public and private venues throughout Europe and America.

Glajcars work embodies sculpture and installation; it examines the way in which space is experienced using a material that is fragile and light. In the act of ripping and perforating a material that is traditionally used as a two-dimensional support, Glajcar gives paper a strong sculptural presence. The vertically hung sheets of white paper produce impressions of great depth drawing the viewer inward. Terforation includes large-scale sculptural works alongside smaller earlier works dating from 2009 to 2011.