“Isa Genzken, the German artist, is inspired by the stark severity of modernist architecture and the chaotic energy of the city, just as much as by art history, the aesthetics of the great American artists of the Sixties and pop culture, Isa Genzken’s work is continuously looking around itself, translating into three-dimensional form the way that art, architecture, design and media affects the experience of urban life. Genzken’s totemic columns, pedestal works and collages combine disparate aspects from her many sources in seemingly nonsensical, yet harmonious sculptural compilations”.
Isa Genzen’s postmodern, random collaging and bringing things together in surprising ways in very modern sculptors can look fresh and is in tune with what is happening at the moment in sculpture. Artists are questioning what is sculpture, and can anything be a sculpture with the rise of found objects sculpturing.
Unfortunately, Genzken’s crude techniques don’t work very well. The unnatural, synthetic and manipulated materials and vibrant colour stand out as the best part of the work.