It is about the work. About committing 100 % to the work and its concept. It is about our lives, our relation, about the experience,
about the act of doing. The pieces are excuses.
If beauty happens, good… but we are not in search for it. Beauty
itself is not satisfying.Beauty is only a by-product.
This is research. This is process. And this is autobiographic.
Like any language, it is inherently arbitrary and to survive must go beyond its own borders. This graphic and plastic cryptolect that practices Gfeller + Hellsgård, plants it's roots in a trans-national environment of highly urban density, Berlin in this case. It is a contemporary living language, that feeds on minimalism, abstractionism and underground culture.
"We have been exploring screen-printing for over 20 years. From experimental zines, we slowly shifted to unique artists' books, monotypes and paintings, but we always felt there was more to be done. We wanted to go to the essence of the process, push the boundaries of the medium, be radical. We were looking for a way to transcend the rigidity of the technique. So we had to rethink and simplify, to finally get the form and content in adequacy. That's how we started doing monumental minimal printing."