Rainer Gross produces sculptural installations made of long and thin slats of painted wood. By assembling many hundreds of them with screws he creates very large and far-reaching constructions which are always in close dialogue with their surrounding nature and/or architecture. Underlying these site-specific works are thoughts about the relentless passage of time and the position of man within nature.
Most installations have curved fluid shapes, but they can also be of straight-lined geometry. These constructions are both, light and imposing, aerial and rooted. They provide an immediate visual, spatial and tactile experience and invite the spectator to have a new perception of their environment, of space, of scales and volumes.
Project locations are quite varied, ranging from dilapidated to prestigious historic buildings and from palace gardens to virgin forests and open landscapes.
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