Triptych Part 1, Geisha, 2020
Location: Atelier Eido
The art object was created during the Corona lockdown 2020. It is both the artist’s most emotional and extensive work to date, as well as his most elaborate.
The motivation to create something beautiful and positive on the leather skin of a whole deer, was the driving force during this time. All of the available burning techniques have been employed here, which is reflected in the special character of the haptics. Both the physical and the optical depth of the image play a crucial role – one can feel the kimono, the hair, the jewellery.
The geisha is burnt on chamois tanned deerskin, and for the first time has also been coloured with leather dye. The leather is attached to a special metal plate that follows the original shape of the leather. It is then fitted into a frame (using spacers) and placed on a high-quality, gold-foiled metal plate.
Dimensions: height 180 cm, width 150 cm