Jo Niemeyer: Geometrica VI sketch / collage
Construction VI for geometrica 2023
Sketch & collage, pencil on paper, acrylic on hdf
30 x 21 cm, hand signed
The motifs are sketches for the magnetic wall sculpture geometrica, which was produced by Swiss design toy company Naef Spiele in the 1990s (Naef Spiele is official producer of the Bauhaus toy replicas from early 20th century). The wall sculpture geometrica is a rare and sought-after design piece and part of several design collections worldwide. The production stopped many years ago.
Jo Niemeyer is a concrete artist and designer (the concrete movement was founded by Theo van Doesburg in 1924). Niemeyer's work is based on the observation of the nature through the use of mathematics and, especially, the Golden Section. His main interest is directed to the perception of space, time, distances and proportion and forms the synthesis between art and nature which implies in the end a dialogue between man and nature. His works can be found in public and private collections and museums including Louisiana Museum Humlebæk, Pinakothek der Moderne München, Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.