NETTIE HORN is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist Yudi Noor, featuring a new body of sculptural works in the form of an installation as well as a new series of collages.
Through the use of diverse sourced
materials and objects, Yudi Noor creates arrangements in a minimalist
form of language exploiting notions of symbolism issued from cultural,
religious, social and political fields. Noor’s work can be seen
as a reaction to the themes and tendencies of our society, exploring
questions of spirituality, belief, myths and their contexts within
individual and collective notions of life practice.
Generated by a spontaneous and semi-autonomous approach to a daily ritual, Noor’s pieces are inhabited by a range of elements which have followed their own journey according to their histories and context. As Noor states “in a process of space and time, of proportion and direction, materials are brought together”. Determined by conditions of given origins and qualities, each object composing these sculptures and installations contributes to the way each work develops.
Yudi Noor was born in 1971 in Java, Indonesia. He
lives and works in Berlin.
For inquiries regarding availability of works and prices, or additional information about the artist, please contact the gallery.
Enter commune is composed of
an old traditional Javanese wooden door and a prayer carpet positioned
onto a glittery fabric found on the stage of
In Breaking the Water Noor has positioned the Venetian
handmade glass caps according to a stellar constellation - their geometric
shapes (hexagon, octagon and pentagon)
Joglo is the name of the traditional
Javanese house and is composed as such with an element made of tamarind
root from the supporting structure,
The diversity of objects and material presented in Entering
to Nothing Else, neon light, steel, a rice bowl, papaya
peeler and part of a table, form a temple composition.
Hong Wilaheng is a metal gong
which once belonged to a Javanese community. It was commonly used
during trans-dances and other rituals aimed to call the spirits.
Star Becomes Sphere is a carved
river stone, composed of ancient volcanic rock from the Merapi volcano
in Java. Filled
with water, the piece initiates reflection.
Ypsilon is composed of an unidentified
iron form found in the trash outside a synagogue in Berlin. Iron
is the most common element found on earth and this
The Bars an outdoor steel design, is woven by fragile neon light – poetic security.
Double Standard refers to any set of principles containing
different provisions for one group of people than for another, typically
without a good reason
Don’t know who it was is
composed of a French café table found in Vienna alongside
a symbolic combination of three different light sources.
Ya Toyour Asmahan is a tribute
to the Syrian-Egyptian singer Asmahan (1918-44) who was well known
for her powerful voice and charisma.
The collage Akhenaton draws on history from the Egyptian
king Akhenaton whose ideology reformed Egyptian polytheistic beliefs
New Book refers to the notions of category and codes, and a concurrent order that could evoke equality and liberation from all rules.
The collage Revolver is an effect in materiality, the relationship between attraction and repulsion.
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