START POINT PRIZE – Prize for emerging artists

Claire Perret

The artwork of Claire Perret is mostly inspired by architecture, which she revises in terms of both content and the formal aspects in her sculptures and installations. The artist transferred a bas-relief, derived from utopian student design of the new area of Bauhaus, and reflecting the esoteric and spiritual roots of the emerging modernism, into an absurdly totemic form. Also in her other works she refers to architectural paradigms, beginning with St. Barbara (Sainte Barbe), and the Norwegian medieval church (Staavkirke) all the way to a lively floral reinterpretation of the columns of the famous Hans Poelzig theatre in Berlin (Le Clef). (pv)