"Paratopias and the confusion of schizophrenic visual offers"
Alexander Hassenpflug's work evolved towards the Destruction of Forms - over paintings and masking of illustrations and printed media. Using the color Photocopier in an experimental way he creates backdrops for his Collages, This semi-analog technique allows Hassenpflug to create work at the boundaries of digital and handmade process. An additional layer is the language. which is employed to Exploit the comments and sub-text to offer further interpretation. The viewer, though aware that the text is grammatical may become baffled by the apparent non-sense nature of the words, and even unsure of their purpose in the context of the montage. In his work Hassepnpflug uses - and abuses advertising aesthetics and reduces language into nihilistic fragments. The result is a Grotesque mutation of our over- medialised world .
Rainier Lericolais, Mathew Hale & Alexander Haßenpflug
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