400 Squares: Kerstin Bennier
Bennier is an Austrian artist who works in a variety of textile media. Her work seeks to create situations that draw the viewer to become part of the art. Recognition plays a key role, with Bennier’s works characterised by the use of everyday objects in a middle class atmosphere. She employs techniques and materials using clear formal rules, which refer to social reality. The resulting works, notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature, demonstrate great craftsmanship.
Bennier often creates work using creative game tactics. But play is a serious matter to her. During the game, different rules apply than in everyday life. Everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. This artist’s work offers visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation. This is combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements.