Oliver Kruse’s multidisciplinary work lies at the interface between sculpture and architecture. In his installations, interventions and spatial concepts he concerns himself with the relationship between art works and buildings, in a variety of spatial contexts – at times in urban environments, at others in the open landscape. In his work entitled “Interrelate” in Blickachsen 13, Kruse takes up the complex interlacing of bodies in space. The plywood sculpture in the Kurpark consists of several interlocking cubes, each open on two sides, which, on walking round them and looking through them, open ever new relationships to each other, and perspectives on their surroundings. Precariously balanced, and with the pieces inseparably locked together, this formal structure offers new spaces and proportions, and with its bare material, its clear lines and geometric forms, reminds us of pioneering buildings of the twentieth century.
Oliver Kruse, who studied under Erwin Heerich at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, now has his studio at Raketenstation Hombroich. As professor of design, he teaches at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf, and has also been represented at the Venice Architecture Biennale.