Long thin strip: door openings,
the more the doors close,
the thinner the strips
You see: part of a chair
part of a dog
part of a table,
a telephone, a radio
a sofa, a refrigerator...
They are like a diary
Strip Strap we are drawn into Marina Haas's world of humor and determination with
a touch of intellectual curiosity. Moving through her house tells us her "diary." The
story is depicted with playful ambiguity. "A good painting has ambiguities which we never
get to grips with," said David Hockney, an artist who reminds me strongly of Marina Haas's
work. The same sense of composition, the same "cut off," the same sense of movement, the
same sense of seeing. As in Hockney's, we go on looking, questioning, discovering. An
intense sense of seeing, a wonderful sense of movement... Marina Haas's world is an "open"
world that invites us to step in and explore "einen Ort" a "place."
Guest Curator and Art Historian