Solange Keschmann

Everything can be put upside down, let's stay mobile

An answer to: Another world is possible, a mobile to be hung.


Dimensions : 35 cm x 35 cm x 35 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight : 1 kg
Year : 2017
Material : Metal, Plastics

Solange Keschmann

Born in Geneva, Solange Keschmann lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Solange astonishes the viewers with an explosion of unusual inspirations.
For her a concept stands at the root of the artistic process – a construct of ideas which is determined by technical, historical and aesthetical interest. But it is with a twinkle in the eye that she sometimes realises her ideas.
She uses different materials like polished brass or aluminium and fluorescent acrylic that has optic and kinetic properties as well as translucent qualities, which attract light capriciously. Light is essential in her sculptures; any change of its incidence alters the formal concept and provides new insights.

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This “objet trouvé”: a vintage car air condition compressor inspired me to create the heterogeneous “cool – cool”. The connection of the rusty and greasy part and its marks of time and the transparent, reflecting and fragile acrylic glass were the clue for my artistic imagination.
Solange Keschmann, Metal, Plastics
The gigantic natural spectacle and fascinating show that a twirl of air, of water or even of emotions offer, inspired me to create this object: “The Whirl” as an exciting organised confusion. Combining the digital with the traditional I made this work, designing on the computer, having it printed and forming the other parts by hand. The 3D printed piece of the sculpture looks like a flash-frozen whirl of water. This technology in that case is unrivalled and allows me to capture the very moment in which the water flash-freezes and the material used gives this particular effect of translucence and weightlessness I wanted to reach.
Solange Keschmann, Metal, Plastics
The story of the Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr is well known. In 1942 she obtained the US Patent 2,292,387 together with George Antheil for a wireless “Secret Communication System“ called Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum – FHSS. When she finally received the “Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award“ in 1997 for this invention, she remarked: “It’s about time“. Taken aback by this fact I realised that it was about time for me to create this object “Frequency Hopping Fantasy“ with artistic freedom to pay tribute to Hedy Lamarr, bearing in mind the Foundation’s objective: “The protection of civil liberties, such as privacy and freedom of expression, as new communications technologies emerge”.
Solange Keschmann, Plastics, Metal
In Ohio, on August 15, 1977 the radio telescope of the Ohio State University Radio Observatory, “Big Ear “was pointed toward the constellation Sagittarius. Suddenly, the “Big Ear” received a strong narrowband radio signal, which lasted for 72 seconds. It did draw the attention of the astronomer working then on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project of NASA. Amazed at how closely the signal matched the expected signature of an interstellar signal, the astronomer circled the signal “6EQUJ5” on the computer printout and added the comment “wow”. This comment became the name of the signal. This artwork is my attempt to turn the “Wow Signal” into a shape.
Solange Keschmann, Metal, Glass
It Is Their World
It represents a futuristic sight and makes aware that any world people live in, they consider it as their world. Fluorescent acrylic glass allows me to work with transparency and the "glowing" edges bring light into the artwork. I put the miniature figures to give space a dimension.
Solange Keschmann, Plastics, Metal
Music has no border. For this artwork I took my inspiration from the guitar and from one of the oldest European musical themes: “Folia”. The acrylic glass notes of the sculpture symbolically represent the “Folia” and as Claude Debussy said: “Music is the space between the notes”. This “Folia” is a tribute to the Catalan physician, writer and guitarist Joan Carles Amat (1572-1642), whose treatise for the guitar was known throughout Europe.
Solange Keschmann, Metal, Plastics
What is behind the mask? Hiding? Hiding behind the shiny, immaculate or colourful, dull or funny appearance. Is behind it a doubtful, dirty, corrupt, squidgy mass oozing out of its orifices? Or, are behind the mask a bright, sharp and brilliant mind, and a sound, flawless and transparent soul? The antipodes in this piece of artwork: the aluminium part and the acrylic glass part clash together and symbolically create the thorny question. We observe, we consider and we have the options.
Solange Keschmann, Metal, Plastics
The Light of the Apostrophe
Fluorescent acrylic has optic and kinetic properties as well as translucent qualities, it attracts light which is essential in my artwork.
Solange Keschmann, Plastics
The inspiration for this work called “WIND” came from a little bronze figure, abandoned on the table of a garage sale. For this work “WIND” I used this bronze figure and nothing else but Plexiglas, which allows transparencies and attracts light, light that is present in nearly all my sculptures.
Solange Keschmann, Metal, Plastics
I was invited to present a project for “Geneva Lux” 7th edition 2021. My project was “Aurelia aurita”, an illuminated installation inspired by the bioluminescence of the jellyfish Aurelia aurita Pic of the Prototype 1:2 Photomontage: Fountain of the Bourg-de-Four, Geneva.
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