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TEXTURE OF TIME – MONOLITHS
Monoliths is a unique body of work by photographer and painter Jörg Bräuer that features a series of more than 100-year-old cedar and oak wood slabs engraved with philosophical citations about time chosen and designed by the artist. The wood has been recovered from the French Cognac distillery, Monnet, in the region of Charente, and dates back to 1838.
painting jorg brauer
painting jorg brauer
This series is composed of wooden monoliths, each with a different engraved lettering. Recovered and saved in extremis from destruction in the the historical cognac cellars of Monnet, in the Charentes region of France, the hundred-year-old cedar and oak wood used is the main actor of this time-devoted installation.
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Solid and noble, it no longer consolidates century-old buildings but, as a silent witness, supports the building of memory. The lettering presented on the monoliths, prepared and created by hand and engraved in a specialized atelier, reveals on each of them citations from authors such as Proust, Heidegger or Goethe, who devoted part of their reflection to the notion of time.
painting jorg brauer
painting jorg brauer
Each letter engraved in the monolith is composed into a word. Each word in turn composes a sentence that reveals its philosophical meaning when one takes the time to explore. That is the moment when the meaning from the monolith’s materiality transcends and literary beauty is revealed. The next moment, the fragile prose hidden in the ancient wood merges with the surface of the monolith to propose a texture of time. Jörg Bräuer
Monolith – Quote from Rainer Maria Rilke, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
110 x 18 x 18 cm
painting jorg brauer
painting jorg brauer
Monolith – Quote from Emmanuel Kant, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
96 x 18,3 x 18,3 cm
painting jorg brauer
Monolith – Quote from Pierre Corneille, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
108 x 16 x 18 cm
Monolith – Quote from Marcel Proust, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
105 x 18,5 x 18 cm
painting jorg brauer
painting jorg brauer
Monolith – Quote from Herman Hesse, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
125 x 17 x 19 cm
Monolith – Quote from Georges Moustaki, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
104 x 20 x 19 cm
painting jorg brauer
Monolith – Quote from La Bible - Ecclésiaste, 2019 –Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering, 123,5 x 16,5 x 17 cm
Monolith – Quote from La Bible - Ecclésiaste, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
123,5 x 16,5 x 17 cm
Monolith – Quote from William Shakespeare, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
111,8 x 18,5 x 18,6 cm
Monolith – Quote from William Shakespeare, 2019 – Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering,111,8 x 18,5 x 18,6 cm
Monolith – Quote from J. Wolfgang von Goethe, 2019 – Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering, 110 x 17 x 17,3 cm
Monolith – Quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 2019
Hundred year old cedar wood with engraved lettering
110 x 17 x 17,3 cm
Solo exhibition at Les Martins – Cognac / Charente, 2018
LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS, 2020
TL- Magazin #32 anniversary issue, Cover art & interview, 2020