Material: 0.4mm copper
Scale: 1/50 to reality
The untreated metal will oxidate over time. It is your choice to keep it clean or to let oxygin react with the artwork.
Iwert Bernakiewicz - LOACuP - Ladderman
LOACuP / Life On A (Copper) Plane. Without loss of material, tranquil short stories emerge from a copper plane. Ranging from a conversation at the table or the dance of life to the nocturnal hiker with dog. Fragile transformations of reality ultimately taking on a life of their own.
''Synchronicity has nothing to do with order, but everything with chaos.’
Belgium based architect / photographer, Iwert Bernakiewicz (º1970), is educated as an architect and blends his photography skills with two decades of experience in architectural design and education.
His artistic work challenges our observation. The overal theme ‘FRAG’, serves as an acronym and working theme: ‘for real, augmented gazing’. At the same time it is the German word for ‘ASK’, the constant questioning of our (human) actions and surroundings.
Iwert’s experience in architectural design allows him to question three dimensional space, transforming ‘reality’ into two dimensional representations and fold-out two and a half dimensional sculptures showing condensed parallel realities.
In his Kaleidoscopic views weightlessness is introduced to condense architecture and space into parallel worlds, tackling curiosity and thereby questioning our surroundings. In his paper sculptures human (inter)actions are reduced to their extreme minimum for a maximum of expression.
He actively uses photography, model building and paper sculptures as a research and documenting tool in his work with students at Hasselt University, in scenography and as an independent artist, reflecting visually on human interactions, architecture, our natural environment and self.