Movement and rest, time and eternity, material and traces are united in the sculptures of Susanne Tunn. The artist’s sculptural work is all about detecting the essence of the stone and laying it bare. When working on the stone, she follows the natural structures of the material instead of violently forcing it into a specific form.
The book brings together works from the past 30 years. Some of them are presented for the first time ever. Tunn’s cycle of works “Die Große Melancholie” (The Great Melancholy) is also showcased in its entirety for the very first time. This cycle is composed of a series of complex, geometrically shaped sculptures made of Andalusian Macael marble, inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s famous copperplate engraving “Melencolia I”.
Aside from working with stone, Susanne Tunn uses liquid tin that can be formed and casts it in grids and various structures of order in her expansive works. In addition, Tunn’s exquisite and delicate works on paper, showing objects that seem to dance in a state of zero gravity, are presented in this volume.