Dirk Skreber

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Dirk Skreber
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1990
Oil on Canvas
205 x 150cm

Skreber's futurist building is as alien in its construction as its isolated  setting. Stretching to an unlucky 13 floors, this glass skyscraper suggests a contemporary Tower of Babel. Encapsulating the trappings of opulence, Skreber's precarious structure sits in impending conflict against the encroaching forest, the surrounding territory neatly divided between cultivation and wilderness. The highly formalised building heightens disorientation, creating an Escher-like turmoil in its effete geometry. The glass casing suggests a terrarium of modern living; a foible society under the watchful gaze of a much more powerful presence.


     
 


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