Bettina Pousttchi, ‘Directions 08’, 2021, Steel, coated

Directions 08, 2021

Steel, coated
140 (h) x 106 x 4 cm
55 (h) x 41¾ x 1½ in
'Directions' are wall reliefs based on photographs the artist took of road markings. The templates of street arrows are collaged in bundle-like forms, cut in steel, and then colored. With their clear, sharp-edged shape the cut-out objects seem to float on the wall and makes them oscillate between pictogram and graffiti. Taking the structures used to establish order in public space, these works address crowd control, the directing of crowds, a theme that is more topical than ever at present.