Sculpture and Art Object: Standing Objects by Iz Maglow

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"iz .art" : Art Objects

Iz Maglow has created art objects that directly use everyday items such as shoes, paper handkerchiefs, toys, etc., as well as subjects that use everyday objects on a symbolic level and in a broader context.

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Ladders
Iz Maglow calls this series "Standing Objects", which is inspired by "ladders". He combines monochrome structured paintings on canvas with artificial ladders or objects reminiscent of a ladder.

BÉZIERS IN JUNE 1209
BÉZIERS IN JUNE 1209
acrylic on canvas and wood, fur imitation, textile,
1988, 270 x 140 x 25 cm
06288015
 

Like golden skeletons leaning against the wall, ladders and monochrome surfaces recall places and events. Titles such as "BÉZIERS IN JUNE 1209" or "CARCASSONE" provide assistance with viewing and interpretation. Iz Maglow uses the ladder as a symbol that visually transforms values such as "power", "possession", or "path to success".

CARCASSONNE
CARCASSONNE
acrylic on wood, fur imitation, textile, stone,
1989, 340 x 105 x 23 cm
86289024

LADDER INTO SKY
LADDER INTO SKY
acrylic on canvas and wood,
1987, 240 x 27 cm
06287148

Meditative "STANDING OBJECTS": Geometric shapes lean against walls.

DOUBLE LADDER FOR FRANKFURT
DOUBLE LADDER FOR FRANKFURT
acrylic on canvas and wood,
1987, 240 x 54 cm
06287149

MOSCOW
MOSCOW
acrylic on canvas and wood,
1987, 250 x 114 cm
06287140

BLUE MEETS BLACK
BLUE MEETS BLACK
acrylic on canvas and wood,
1987, 200 x 219 cm
15487121

ROT TRIFFT SCHWARZ
RED MEETS BLACK
acrylic on canvas and wood,
1987, 195 x 144 cm
15487129

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Candlelight
This presentation captures "glowing memories" of transitory installations that Iz Maglow realized in 1982 and 1983 at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.

ROOM CIRCLE
ROOM CIRCLE
acrylic on 10 canvas, aluminium, 20 candles,
1983, 265 x 230 x 250 cm
78683038
 

It seems as if the images wandered on a circle through wall and floor, with changing dark, cold colors on their north sides and bright, warm tones on their south sides.

ON THE ONE HAND – ON THE OTHER HAND (Homage à Marc Rothko)
ON THE ONE HAND – ON THE OTHER HAND
(Homage à Marc Rothko)

acrylic on canvas, 40 candles,
1982, 20 x 200 x 500 cm
75882206

Detail

The light of the candles dominates these quiet "painting" studies with soft color changes by the luminosity of the candlelight, which is lost from the bright center of light to the darker outdoor area.

ON THE ONE HAND – ON THE OTHER HAND (Homage à Marc Rothko)
documentation of the installation

ON THE ONE HAND – ON THE OTHER HAND (Homage à Marc Rothko)
documentation of the installation & last relict

A long canvas stretched across the room is illuminated on both sides by 20 candles. At the beginning, the candles on the west side already have half the height of the candles on the east side. With every renewal, this 2: 1 – 1: 2 – 2: 1 ratio changes and so does the entire lighting situation.

Homage à Peter Härtling
BECAUSE, – THERE WAS NO AIR NEXT TO THE HOUSE, –
IT WAS ABOVE THE ROOF NEARLY FOUR METER HIGH

(Homage à Peter Härtling)

Acryl auf Leinwand, 4 Kerzen,
1982, 25 x 417 x 38 cm
75882203

REFLECTION
REFLECTION
acrylic on wood, acrylic glass, 5 candles,
1983, 20.5 x 86 x 90 cm
78683040

Five candles, arranged in a row inside a white box and separated by plexiglass panes, reflect five different colors.

GOOD MORNING – I LOVE YOU – GOOD BYE
GOOD MORNING – I LOVE YOU – GOOD BYE
acrylic on wool, wood, candles,
1982, 45 x 69 cm
18682226

"GOOD MORNING – I LOVE YOU – GOOD BYE"
(a short story of colorful events)

More Art Objects: "Daily Objects"

Everyday objects inspired the artist again and again to a variety of implementations that both creatively and mentally new "connections" produced.

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Objects from Cultures
Works of art from everyday finds and collectibles of different cultures that articulate cultural, art historical or personal themes.

TWO AMERICANS
TWO AMERICANS
acrylic and graphite on wood, plastic, ceramics and canvas,
1992, 31 x 42 x 11 cm
04792060
 

MICHELANGELO
MICHELANGELO
(on occasion of "L' HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT")

acrylic on wood, metal and clay,
1989, 26 x 10 x 15 cm
80689050
private collection Frankfurt / Germany

MY MAN IN THE MOON
MY MAN IN THE MOON
acrylic, pigments and plastic on canvas,
1990, 125 x 16 x 10 cm
10690029

MEIN MANN IM MOND
detail

CAT (HEAD OVER)
CAT (HEAD OVER) (ceiling sculpture)
lacquer on cardboard, metal, plastic, wool and fluorescent band,
1985, 41 x 50 x 22 cm
07885036
private collection Stuttgart / Germany

AIR CARRIAGE
AIR CARRIAGE (ceiling sculpture)
lacquer on wood, metal and plastic,
1985, 8 x 21 x 8 cm
06785021

7-FINGER - 10-TONS
7-FINGER – 10-TONS (ceiling sculpture)
lacquer on wood, metal and plastic,
1985, 22 x 18 x 8 cm
06785022

CEILING DISC
CEILING DISC (ceiling sculpture)
lacquer on hardboard, metal and plastic,
1985, 14 x 20 x 12 cm
06785028

CEILING DISC (WITH DWARF)
CEILING DISC (WITH DWARF) (ceiling sculpture)
lacquer on hardboard, metal and plastic,
1985, 8 x 10 x 11 cm
06785029

LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR
LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR
milk bottle, cord, plastic,
1982, 27 x 10 x 10 cm
06882181

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Shoes – Relics of long Journeys
To keep memories of "old companions" alive, Iz Maglow created this collection of artistic shoe objects in the early 1980s.

SMOOTH
SMOOTH
shoe and sock,
1980, 16 x 29 x 11 cm
06180073
 

... He's a real nowhere man,
sitting in his nowhere land,
making all his nowhere plans for nobody ...

Instead of descriptions or short comments, Iz Maglow illustrated all of his shoe relics with short memories that accompanied these relics, a fragmentary quote from "The Beatles" songs.

I hope this will please all Beatles fans as well as the creators themselves. For no moment there was an intention to hurt anyone by combining these different arts.

PREGNANT
PREGNANT
shoe, stocking and glass,
1980, 29 x 16 x 12 cm
06180075

... stepping out this old brown shoe - baby
I'm in love with you ...

YOUNG CLIMBER
YOUNG CLIMBER
shoe, stocking and plastic,
1980, 42 x 13 x 27 cm
06180078

... I'm listen for your footsteps
coming up the drive,
listen for your footsteps,
but they don't arrive ...

DANCER
DANCER
shoe and wire,
1980, 35 x 30 x 25 cm
06180080

... she said she'd always been a dancer,
she worked at fifteen clubs a day
and though she thought I knew the answer,
well, I knew but I could not say ...

DOUBLE WHITE
DOUBLE WHITE
shoe, sock and plastic,
1981, 38 x 22 x 22 cm
06181101

... when I'm walking besides her,
people tell me
I'm lucky ...

BLACK AND WHITE
BLACK AND WHITE
shoe and sock,
1980, 29 x 11 x 17 cm
06180074

... I'm looking through you, where did you go?
I thought I knew you, what don't I know?
You don't look different, but you have changed.
I'm looking through you, you are not the same. ...

WAITING FOR THE BIG SHOW
WAITING FOR THE BIG SHOW
shoe, stocking and plastic,
1981, 28 x 29 x 19 cm
06181100

... don't pass me by
don't make me cry
don't make blue
'cause you know darling I only love you ...

SISTER AGNES
SISTER AGNES
shoe, lacquer, canvas and paper,
1981, 55 x 18 x 32 cm
06181103

... I've just seen a face
I can't forget
the time or place
where we just met, ...

HOT SPOT
HOT SPOT
shoe, stocking, plastic and light bulb,
1981, 39 x 45 x 17 cm
06181096

... but the fool on the hill
sees the sun going down
and the eyes in his head
see the world spinning 'round ...

DOUBLE FOOT
DOUBLE FOOT
shoe, stocking and candle,
1981, 75 x 25 x 30 cm
06181093
private collection Frankfurt / Germany

... sitting here wandering,
a matchbox hole in my clothes,
I ain't got no matches,
but I sure got a long way to go ...

I'M STILL A SMALL ONE
I'M STILL A SMALL ONE
shoe, stocking and plastic,
1981, 30 x 18 x 12 cm
06181098

... you're asking me
will my love grow,
I don't know,
I don't know ...

OPEN MOUTH
OPEN MOUTH
shoe, sock and iron,
1981, 22 x 32 x 12 cm
06181092

... help me if you can, I'm feeling down
and I do appreciate you being round.
help me get my feet back on the ground.
won't you please, please help me ...

- Y -
– Y –
shoe, sock and plastic,
1981, 25 x 31 x 11 cm
06181095

... we all live in a
yellow submarine,
yellow submarine,
yellow submarine ...

EXTRA LONG
EXTRA LONG
shoe, sock and cardboard tube,
1980, 9 x 57 x 7 cm
06180076

... wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman ...