Bettina Pousttchi, ‘Vertical Highways A17’, 2021, Crash barriers, steel, unique

Vertical Highways A17, 2021

Crash barriers, steel, unique
225 (h) x 95 x 77 cm
88½ (h) x 37½ x 30¼ in
The artist creates the sculptures from crash barriers, which she mechanically deforms and joins together to form upright works. The anthropomorphic features and the monochrome colors merge the individual parts into a coherent new form. The vertical orientation of the normally horizontally crash barriers changes the usual spatial order and gives the sculptures an architectural reference. In the sequential use of the inceptive object lies a conceptual connection to Minimal Art and also a reference to the Readymades of Marcel Duchamp.

The work is suitable for outdoors.