Cloud from the Neufundland series
(Rotterdam / Wilhelminakade 332)
Paul Horn (1966, Austria) and Lotte Lyon (1970, Austria) are triggering the viewer’s expectations and memories. In their series Neufundland (newly discovered land) they present various alienating landscapes. The coastal landscape, a well-known theme in European painting, is among the more than one hundred new landscapes the artists have rendered. Some landscapes are blatantly artificial while others require closer inspection. All images are made of ordinary materials such as plastic, lettuce, cables and found objects. The artists have chosen to work with waste materials because it was not their intention to put emphasis on their model-building skills. The stake was to create artificial surroundings that visualize particular atmospheres. The majority of the images (some 100 in total) made by Horn and Lyon serve as evidence that the landscape is a major source of inspiration. They evoke the quickness of the working process and hint at the omnipresence of waste.