Carsten Bachert is an artist from Mannheim in Germany. He was also one of the participating artists I met at the Art Festival. The first thing I noticed when walking into the area where his art was at display, was the colour difference of the steel. At first glance it looked to me as if his work is duo colour toned. Wrong thought, it is the lightning in the frame what gives the effect. In fact one can say that his art is also functional. During the day a beautiful piece of art and at night an exquisite lamp.
Now what is art to Carsten Bachert?
On his website he explains as follow:
The power of imagination, the desire to materialize all its volatile feelings and thoughts.
This is the motive, which makes me to create my art.
When, forgetting time and space, images and sculptures arise –
then I experience freedom and happiness in abundance.
Archaic structures, which are left to the nature of coincidence .
Cool, geometric materials – shaped by human hands.
The combination of both makes our origin and our present pictorial.
A sketch, quickly hand drawn, to resemble the volatile impulse at least seemingly real.
It does not need any more.
The rest is a game of intention and coincidence.
If you would like to see more of Carsten’s art , please pay him a visit at his website Afterwork-Art , it is most certainly worth your time taken.
Art copyright © Carsten Bachert
Photographs © Francina Hartstra
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