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Jill Baroff

New York-based artist Jill Baroff  is deeply interested in subtle, intangible, fleeting perceptual phenomena, and the basic structures that underlie them: space, time, light…

This publication is the first comprehensive monographic documentation of her drawings and floor installations. Baroff’s work, distinctly influenced by the artist’s intensive study of traditional culture in Japan, unites conceptual coherence with a sensitivity towards the material.

The colored ink and handmade gampi paper already serve to indicate this, materials the artist has preferred using for years to express her joy of experiment in her drawings. During her lengthy stays in Japan, Jill Baroff has studied extensively the production and use of this delicate, transparent and yet surprisingly strong paper that stems from the gampi bush, native to central and southern Japan.

Baroff’s drawing can be seen as an investigation of the qualities of that unique kind of paper. Besides her drawings on gampi, the artist creates variable floor installations with elements from cardboard or wood. Her Corrugated Floor Works were originally inspired by observations of light changing on Japanese tatami floor mats.

English and German text.

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