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Petra Gell

The Viennese artist Petra Gell uses her sculptural and installative interventions as a means of researching the space that surrounds us. Her principally location-specific works are often read as installations, although they are formally conceived as paintings, whose base material is the architecture that she finds in situ. Gell translates industrial materials into geometrical color fields, which are designed to communicate aesthetic, poetry, and lightness as well as a sophisticated sense of space. Her works question – from the female perspective – the places in which we live, the surroundings in which we find ourselves, and the space that we have at our disposal.