Rita Hensen
fallen mit den Augen in die Öffnung , 2001

  • Relief, plywood, cardboard
  • 55,5 x 110 x 1 cm
  • Acquired in 2003

Rita Hensen juggles with words and phrases. “Anagrams are words and sentences created by rearranging the letters of a given word or sentence. Only the given letters can be used.” (Unica Zürn) A parallel anagrammatical approach characterizes Rita Hensen’s work, used to express the various aspects and dimensions of reality. For the relief falling with the eyes, the artist cut elements from plywood in the manner of a jigsaw puzzle and applied the words to them in written typography. This creates the impression that the artist selected randomly these six words from a large number of linguistic elements and put them together into a kind of line of poetry without a beginning or an end. Those who with their eyes fall into the opening may see through closed layers of meaning at other readings—or look through their own pupil at inner images.

Rita Hensen

* 1960 Bedburg, D
Lives and works in Munich, D

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