Immersive Integral Zenith XVII, 2018
India ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil pastel, and graphite on paper
86 1/4 x 55 1/2 in (219 x 141 cm)
Uncanny Values: Artificial Intellegence & You, Vienna Biennale, The MAK, Vienna, Austria, 2019, installation view
Immersive Integral Firm Radiance II, 2018-19
India ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil pastel, graphite on paper in artist-designed frame
55 1/8 x 39 in (140 x 99 cm)
Jorinde Voigt, The Armory Show, New York, 2019, installation view
Immersion VIII (2), 2018
ink, India ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil chalks, pencil on paper
30 1/8 x 22 1/16 in (76.5 x 56 cm)
Jorinde Voigt: Integral, David Nolan Gallery, New York, 2018, installation view
Immersive Integral Crepuscule I, 2018
India ink, aluminium leaf, pastel, oil chalks, graphite on paper
55 1/8 x 88 1/4 in (140 x 224 cm)
40 Hills, 2017
ink, aluminum leaf, pastel, oil crayon, and graphite on paper
55 1/8 x 105 15/16 in (140 x 269 cm)
Hills + Clouds I, 2017
ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil crayon, and graphite on paper
34 5/8 x 27 3/16 in (88 x 69 cm)
Ach so!, 2016
ink, gold leaf, copper leaf, oil pastels, pastel, pencil on paper
55 x 71 in (140 x 180.4 cm)
Jorinde Voigt: Song of the Earth - Chapter 1: Radical Relaxation (Stress + Freedom), Chapter 2: The ShiftI, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, 2016, installation view
A New Kind of Joy - Study (6), 2016-17
ink, gold leaf, oil pastel, pastel, graphite on paper
55 1/2 x 78 3/4 in (141 x 200 cm)
The Landing (Cavallini-Algorithmus), 2017
ink, gold leaf, oil pastel, pastel, and graphite on paper
55 1/4 x 86 3/5 in (140 x 220 cm)
Jorinde Voigt: Considerations in the Now, David Nolan Gallery, New York, 2016, installation view
Infinite Now, 2015
ink, feathers, oil pastels, pencil on board
71 7/8 x 99 3/16 in (182.5 x 252 cm)
Jorinde Voigt, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, 2015-16, installation view
Circus (Effect of Transformation) / Niklas Luhmann / Love as Passion / The Rhetoric of Excess and the Experience of Instability XX, 2013-14
ink, gold leaf, pencil, pastel and crayon on paper
82 11/16 x 55 1/8 in (210 x 140 cm)
Disappearance Beobachtungen im Jetzt, 2015
ink, India ink, oil pastel, pastel, graphite on paper
86 5/8 x 55 1/8 in (220 x 140 cm)
Einbeziehung der Sexualität (Niklas Luhmann / Liebe als Passion / Einbeziehung der Sexualität) XXXVI, 2014
ink, gold leaf, pencil, pastel and crayon on paper
82 11/16 x 55 1/8 in (210 x 140 cm)
Drawing Redefined: Roni Horn, Esther Kläs, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Richard Tuttle, and Jorinde Voigt,
DeCordova Sclupture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2015
Extract Words and Views. Fragments d'un discours amoureux I + II, 2012
colored vellum, ingres paper, pencil and ink on watercolor paper
each sheet: 86 5/8 x 51 3/16 in (220 x 130 cm)
Jorinde Voigt, David Nolan Gallery, New York, 2014, installation view
Horizont (Berlin VIII), 2011
ink, oil crayon and graphite on paper
20 1/16 x 14 3/16 in (51 x 36 cm)
One of the best stands is that of David Nolan, who is dedicated solely to the work of Jorinde Voigt. Starting with the linear-graphic graphic and gestural approaches of the learned musician to Beethoven's sonatas, the small retrospective extends to the golden and midnight blue shimmering images of 2018 and a cycle of works...
The weekend’s snow and ice melted just in time for the VIP preview of The Armory Show, which is celebrating its 25th edition. Director Nicole Berry, who’s led The Armory Show since the end of 2017, called the fair “the unofficial kickoff to the New York art calendar” during the press preview.
Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt is recognized for the luminosity of her cerebral, abstract drawings, which feature mathematical equations and annotations that explore her hermetic belief systems.
In Integral, the conclusions she draws are of a decidedly more physical nature. The form of a torus—a wide, ring shape similar to a life preserver—is a repeating motif throughout many of the works on view and a shape that suggests infinity.
How might lines behave respectfully? How might they convey spontaneity and movement without sacrificing precision? Jorinde Voigt’s mixed media works on paper at David Nolan create a new logic for forms: microscopic and galactic, organic and plastic, each revolving around its own temporal axes.
A German artist who works primarily in the medium of drawing, Jorinde Voigt returns for her third solo show at the gallery with a series of recent mixed media works on paper paired with collage pieces from 2012. Investigating both natural and psychological phenomena, Ms. Voigt’s narrative works express her personal experience of the world. In the medium-scale drawings on view, the artist uses ink, gold leaf, crayon, pastel and pencil on paper to explore historical depictions of wings and flying, while her large-scale collages employ mapping to smartly reinterpret aesthetic and literary themes from the past.
Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt is best known for large-scale drawings often likened as either scientific diagrams or musical scores. The fine ink lines mimic the staves and note heads of a composer’s hand-written notations, but splashes of gold leaf disrupts the codified language, revealing a level of introspection at play. The recent drawings, being shown at David Nolan alongside older works, sees Voigt expanding into different spectrums and raw material: the soft pinks, reds and greens in the Jungian thought diagrams of “Observations in the Now” (2015) capture different emotional states, another uses body contact with paper as a starting point for pencil-drawn outlines filled in by colour pigments applied with cloth.
By Anne Prentnieks
In his monumental book, Love as Passion: The Codification of Intimacy, the social theorist Niklas Luhmann explored the cultural fusion of intimacy and matrimony, analyzing economic and political influences on love’s changing role in society. Jorinde Voigt’s airy, diagrammatic drawings are a reflection on Luhmann’s writing: Playful and associative, they are a poststructuralist response to his structuralist text, interpretatively assigning a set of visualized systems to codify Voigt’s own experience studying Luhmann’s book. In doing so, Voigt's works seem to reference an ebullient jumble of science metaphors: Using iotas of text—specific phrases and graphemes that resonate with her on an intuitive level—she builds pictorial information chains, which she in turn compounds into matrices. The result is a series of vast, graceful images that embody nuanced conversations between the components.
Voigt is known for her lyrical sensibility as well as her calibrated approach to creating artwork. She is a classically trained musician from a family of scientists. If in past series, her imagery has specifically conjured graph-like linear systems—based on such exact references as musical scores, sound waves, linguistic structures, and mathematical algorithms—then these new drawings, inspired by Luhmann’s nonlinear writing, evoke a more biological take, as they track the evolution from one literary moment to the next. Voigt collages metallic leaf in varying tones alongside swaths of marigold, coral, and azure to create unusual floating forms with an illustrative impishness; the resulting pictures resemble space-age landscapes occupied by mercurial creatures. Her works are innately didactic: She carefully structures the bulbous shapes, framing each with a draftsman’s delicate, curved lines and handwritten text annotations. Ultimately, her drawings function as cognitive maps, as meaning multiplies from passages of text and grows into webs of association. As Voigt regards Luhmann’s discourse on societal structures enabling love, her drawings delineate her own way of reconciling information through whimsical interpretation, shaping an elegant visual reality from the tangles of language.
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The swooping lines in this Berlin-based artist's intricate, large-scale drawings seem at first to have some scientific significance. On closer inspection, however, the drawings resolve into a hermetic, highly personal disquisition on the history of love in Western Europe, with annotations borrowed from the writings of the prolific German sociologist Niklas Luhmann. Peculiar, sometimes breathtaking forms, from a gold-and-red double helix to floating clouds and virus-like spiky balls, are ringed by obsessive glosses on what Voigt, following Luhmann, calls the "codification of intimacy." You won't make out every detail, but her superb drawings are far more than the sum of their sometimes inscrutable parts. Through June 21. (Nolan, 527 W. 29th St. 212-925-6190)
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The influence of music and science on German artist Voigt- a trained cellist who hails from a family of scientists- is palpable. Her collages and drawings, marked by sweeping, lyrical strokes, take inspiration from sources such as Roland Barthe's 'A Lover's Discourse: Fragments' and Beethoven's 32 sonatas. Dealer David Nolan reluctantly admits fairs have played a major role in the international recognition the artist has recently received, including the much talked-about section at his booth at the last ADAA Art Show. Voigt's collector base expanded from Europe to North America and Asia, with shows at Christian Lethert, in Cologne, Regina Gallery in London, and Galerie Kluser, in Munich. Prices range from $8,000 to $75,000. The Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou both bought drawings from Nolan before Voigt's first exhibition at the New York gallery last year. An exhibition in Toronto followed, and she is in talks with several U.S. museums about solo shows.