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Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg’s (*1987, Bonn, Germany) practice is labor-intensive and reflects an enthusiasm for craftsmanship. She works in a lineage of artists who push against sculpture’s stability, dismantling the modernist obsession with structure and integrity.
Dunkelberg cooks up an image of rambunctious artmaking: in her new series of wall reliefs, the artist imitates supple brushstrokes, using industrial tools and production techniques. Through a process commonly applied to car interiors or sport jerseys, her furnace-shaped (Kachelöfen) sculptures are flocked to produce a velveteen s ...