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Sofi Zezmer constructs her works by a gradual additive process dependent on intuitive responses to the materials and objects she uses forming color-saturated assemblages. Among the elements she incorporates are objects such as drinking straws, IV drip tubing, construction netting, film, foil, packing materials, bicycle helmets, cable ties and funnels. “In fusing the elements and breaking them down, Zezmer disrupts the common meaning assigned to the items and calls into question our own familiarity with them. Zezmer’s sculptures suggest irrational Duchampian hybrids of mechanical and biological systems. They are embodiments of the complexity of life in the modern age, ruminations on the omnipresence of mass-production, space travel and biotechnology.”
Although their shapes and colors are definitely eye catching, there is an undefined sense of danger surrounding them as they seem ready to attack! This contradiction raises questions and doubts and the more one contemplates Zezmer’s creations in search for answers the more is lost in their strange beauty. Not bad at all for an artist that uses common, often underestimated materials such as drinking straws, IV drip tubing, construction netting, film, foil, packing materials, bicycle helmets, cable ties and funnels. Taken out of their context, those materials lose their original meaning and form part of a greater puzzle, difficult to decompose. The result is the birth of new identities and the creation of new systems that stand between the biological and the mechanical, provoking conflicting chains of associations.
Sofi Zezmer lives and works in Germany. Her work has been exhibited in numerous international gallery and museum exhibitions, such as her solo exhibitions at Museum Wiesbaden, at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan and her forty two foot long hanging sculpture, Es Darf Kein Mangel Herrschen, commissioned by the NASPA Bank, Wiesbaden, Germany.

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