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Summerwine 2003

Franziska Furter (born 1972, Zurich, Switzerland)

Summerwine
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Copyright: Copyright The Artist; Image courtesy of the Artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh

Furter works on a monumental scale, creating huge drawings in which solid masses of black graphite contrast starkly with pure white paper. A first glance fools you into thinking you are looking at a photograph, it is only on closer inspection that the subtlety of the drawing reveals itself. Summerwine depicts a trail of Virginia creepers in a drawing more than 4 metres long. The entangled creepers create the sense of a gentle summer's breeze, with the work appearing to undulate as you look at it. Apparently simple, the work is a complex construction in which all extraneous detail has been edited out. A bold, dramatic image, this complex plant has been reduced to its simplest form - meditative and peaceful - a rippling shadow against a wall.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from doggerfisher, Edinburgh, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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