Article Number: 8394
Soft Cover, English, Thread Stitching, 48 Pages, 2003
Sally O' Reilly, Mark von Schlegell

Tommy Støckel

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Published in connection with the exhibition New Perpectives at Overgarden- Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, April- May 2003.

Støckel's work is a pack horse of art historical references dressed up in a technological guise: classical sculpture, Renaissance perspective, cubism, still life, spacecraft, molecular and subatomic structures. Unlike much 'sci-art' though, his work retains an integrity that does not rely on spurious claims of interdisciplinarity. His materials do not reflect space-age possibilities, his imagery is not culled from electron microscopes and his processes are not the result of any liberal, cross-campus collaboration. Støckel uses paper and card, polystyrene and glue; more a model maker's vocabulary than a research scientist's. This hobbyist aesthetic echoes the increasing accessibility of science to the lay community.
(Sally O'Reilly)

Language: English