Fountain, Aluminium, plaster, sand, water, 210 x 140 x 90cm, 2005

Heike Kabisch

Fountain, Aluminium, plaster, sand, water, 210 x 140 x 90cm, 2005

2007 / Artists

Heike Kabisch

b. 1978 Münster, Germany

2006–2008 MFA, Glasgow School of Art
2005 Master Student of Katharina Fritsch, Art Academy Münster, Germany
2001–2006 Class of Katharina Fritsch, Art Academy Münster, Germany


Previous Exhibitions:
2007 Snowy-White, Rosy-Red, Will You Beat Your Lover Dead?, Wewerka Pavilion, Münster, Germany
2006 Gallery Reimann Le Bègue, Düsseldorf
2006 Kunstsalon, Berlin
2006 Die Windmühle aus dem südlichen Teil des Jenseits, Kunstverein Mönchengladbach
2005 Muse heute? Inspirationsquellen aktueller Kunst, Kunsthalle Bremen
2004 LeereXVision: Coming People, Martha Museum, Herford, Germany
2003 Dasgrünetelefon, Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Selectors' Comments:
The great man with his palette. He looks very earnest and absurd presiding over the Ikea edition of Duchamp's Fountain. Or maybe he's just an art tutor dreaming of his own retrospective.

Artist's Statement:
The work 'Fountain' is playing with the tradition of public memorials and the glorification of artists.

The sweetness of the small painter evokes a warm feeling and tries to seduce with the result that it attacks you in a disturbing way. On closer observation, you find a grotesque figure, standing between publicity and privacy unwilling to interact; forming another world in his mysterious, distressed and intangible way.