Linescape – 2000
In the year 2000, during a six month stay in Berlin,
Germany, Haller studied minimal art using the
subject: lines in space. Reducing the composition to simple form elements was
his main concern. As a medium, he used paper on paper.
Haller explored a variety of spatial circumstances through
contrast, form and rhythm. The vacant space created between and around the line
structures, brought about a silence that became as imperative to the composition
as the lines themselves.
The graphic series created in Berlin
refers to locations found in the city: Treptower Park,
Potsdamer Platz, Mengerzeile etc. The series is not an authentic reproduction of
specific localities, but rather an imaginary idea of interpretation from the
inside. It represents metaphoric opinions of the artist himself.
These projections relate to experience in space. Falling,
aspiring and crossing paper strips meet together. These lines have generated
movement and vibration.
In theory, objects traveling through space are leaving a
line behind as traced by their travel. Positive and negative forces in space are
determining the direction and form of these lines. These line constructions are
living and independent structures which, in the space of nature have found their
position and movement. Lines step-out, are in motion and disappear from the
plane into infinity. The line designs are alive through the interaction caused
by their structure and expression: bright and dark, reinforcement and negation,
fantasy and coolness.
Haller’s experimental work created in Berlin has since formed the groundwork for
the principal and ongoing work project named: linescape.
Linescape – paper on
paper 2000 - 2008
Linescape is exploring spatial realities through contrast,
form and rhythm.
The series is interpreting its line and form combination
within a variety of space condition:
Geographic space: black and white paper strips, pressed
into various shapes and glued on white background.
Micro space: black and white paper strips mounted on a
Intergalactic space: lines cut into white mat board
allowing the black background to show through.
Deconstructions: Collage of cut white mat board
segments re-assembled on a black background.
The highly conceptual linescape series makes spatial
interpretation an exciting venture with unlimited possibilities.