art needs no reason is a series of contemporary art exhibitions.
Studio Schiller is inviting to evenings of connecting curious people and artists
– in always changing locations.
Saturday, 29th October 2016
6 - 11 pm
Aufbau Haus Moritzplatz
Pia Ziegler’s work is grounded in the fascination of classic pattern designs.
After having run a childrens fashion label Pia continued to experiment with designing textile pattern.
First in small scale formats using colored paper ribbons, later, from 2000 on, using industrial polypropylene ribbons and natural linen belts.
The appearance of any textile is mainly based on its weaving pattern. Since warp yarns (the lengthwise threads in a roll) are usually covered by filling yarns, the underlying pattern is not visible.
By increasing the size of threads, i.e. using ribbons or belts instead of thin threads, these intricate, almost microscopic structures are revealed.
Pia’s work explores and emphasises the aesthetic of these classic, yet complex structures by magnifying them for the viewer.
In «Suburban Series» architectural motifs, like building facades, emerge in the eye of the viewer from abstract color arrangements.
In other pieces, once having moved further away, the materiality of the plastic belts slowly dissolves and pure color comes into play – reminding of Bridget Riley’s Op-Art.