Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer (Germany)

In a technique evolved over years of experimentation, Schmitz-Schmelzer pours resin in parallel or vertical layers onto a plywood-capped base of raw tropical wood.

Marriage of the foundation’s natural variegations to the set resin’s now crystalline surface produces a Minimalist amalgamation of lacquered and matte, transparent and opaque, levity and weight. Layers of undulating widths and hues are characterized by a diversity of chromaticity and translucency, which requires a comparison to the sedimentation of geological formations over the common likening to “3-D color stripes”.
Harald  Schmitz-Schmelzer
Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer