Six Questions

Six Questions: Tobias Brembeck

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Tobias Brembeck.

Artist Tobias Brembeck
Lives in Düsseldorf / Germany

How do you describe your own art practice?

I have a kind of daily routine how I spent my time at the studio. From little doings such as cleaning the corner of the studio, reading newspapers of the last days or beginning with new piece – they are all included in my art practice, I would say. You can call it a perpetual survey process.

Tobias Brembeck - Untitled, 2007, iron, chrome-plated metal, 64 x 80 x 76 cm

Which question or theme is central in your work?

In my work I deal with questions how to create physical presence in an economical way.
Beaufort Series can be an adapt example. For this sculpture series I use only thin aluminium tubes, which are connected with wire and are installed in flag holders on the wall. The structures oscillate between lability and stability. Each piece has a number (0-12) and it represents a specific number of wind force at the Beaufort scale. Although I use particular spaces or structures of space in order to create certain atmosphere.

Tobias Brembeck - PLC Gymnastic, 2010, safety instructions, sticker, frame - Installation view

What was your first experience with art?

I often visited the “Folkwang Museum Essen” as a young boy. I was so fascinated from the surrealistic paintings. The fluidity between ordinary life and imagination.

Tobias Brembeck - Windward, 2019/2020, diverse materials - Installation view

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

A newspaper. Mostly Financial, Sport, Culture section.

Tobias Brembeck - PLC Group Reha (5), 2010, carpet, plaster, metal, 55 x 40 x 94 cm

What do you need in order to create your work?

Memories, in terms of working out former experiences, and stimulations. It is important for me to wait to come up with the adequate material.

Tobias Brembeck - PLC Flags, 2017, print on polyester, aluminium, flag holders - Installation view

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Recently rediscovered, Leonardo Da Vinci’s manuscripts about water, air, clouds, waves.

Tobias Brembeck - Course N.N., 2019, metal, wire, paint - Installation view

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