Analytic and poetic explorations of space and light are fundamental to the work of Kyra Spieker (*1957). Her minimalistic artifacts are characterized by clear order paired with the highest aesthetics. Her porcelain or stoneware pieces gain even greater expressiveness through occasional partnering with other materials such as aluminum or glass.
The majority of her current reliefs or freestanding sculptures are based on a module which she developed and which provides the variables that she explores in diverse ways. Solitary or compounded, in series or layers, wholly in white or multicolored, closed or open: this artist repeatedly finds new geometric constructions in which this module can be discovered as the ordering element. Kyra Spieker consciously includes daylight as a component of the design. Its changes during the course of the day cause subtle differences in the appearance of the surfaces of her objects. An observer of this phenomenon can experience moments of almost meditative intensity.
Kyra Spieker’s special interest in architecture and in qualities that create space, her partiality for alternation between planes and lines, and last but not least her penchant for the structuring property of light make the light-flooded Keramion a very special exhibition venue for her. The elegant architecture of this unconventional museum seems to experience a veritable echo through the lightness and the sometimes apparently weightless quality of her mostly light-colored porcelain objects. But formal and aesthetic aspects are not the sole basis for the congeniality between the surroundings and the exhibited artifacts: contentually too, this artist directly references the museum through the utilized materials and her reflection on this ceramic locale. A conversation with the artist Kyra Spieker begins in the Keramion at 7:00 p.m. on October 13, 2017. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.
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