Spitzenwaren [Lace Goods] (2021-)

The starting point of the work are the original sample sheets of a lace goods factory around 1900. In addition, I researched the history of the company in an Economic archive, which is reflected in letters, court records or advertising materials and mirrors the development of the handicrafts. ›Spitzenwaren‹ comprises a series of pencil drawings in which patterns, like researched documents, are mirrored several times as a repeat, becoming an all-over framed by a medallion shape.

The goal is to transfer the outstanding diversity of past patterns into a present form by pencil drawing. In doing so, a past history of style and company history is created in condensed form, ranging from World War I to the Nazi dictatorship. The filled-in oval of the drawing becomes a fragile time capsule.

Dedicated to Barbara Hafner.

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (67/104), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (67/104), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Debitoren_1), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (Debitoren_1), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (9262/23), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (9262/23), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

drawing in progress

Untitled (144/6), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

With the kind support of the Wirtschaftsarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Bestand Y 94 Oberdorff & Straub.

Sponsored by Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur.

Die Stiftung Kunstfonds vergibt das von der deutschen Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien initiierte Sonderförderprogramm 20/21 NEUSTART KULTUR.
Zweck und Aufgabe der Stiftung Kunstfonds ist die Förderung der zeitgenössischen bildenden Kunst in Deutschland.