Walking Frame

Walking Frame 18

Nick Hullegie produces mainly spatial installations, but also drawings and sculptures as well as mixed two and three dimensional art. His works often seem chipper and light – in Hullegie’s view pathos and political statements have nothing to do with art. Accordingly, the most diverse everyday objects become important elements in his artistic vocabulary: tables and chairs, cars and houses, a swimming pool ladder or a record. Through his unexpected interventions and conjuring up of associations he strips these objects of their function, throwing a new light onto everyday reality. In the process, he develops metamorphoses, figurative extensions or changes which always stem from the object itself. A perfect example of this is his work “Walking Frame”, on display in the Bad Homburg Schlosspark – a wheeled walking frame, but one which, instead of promoting mobility ends in an enclosed space. A hearty walker unexpectedly crashing into a barrier may seem unintentionally funny, but the observer’s laughter quickly sticks in the throat: freedom is everywhere curtailed. Hullegie makes us conscious of our visual prejudices, at the same time carefully attenuating them.

Typesteel, plastic
Dimensions90 x 180 x 180 cm
Shown atBlickachsen 10, Bad Homburg
Bad Homburg

Works by Nick Hullegie

Blickachsen 10