The Deal / El Trato (Cedar wall object, 78cm x 90.5cm x 3.2cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

The Deal / El Trato (Cedar wall object, 78cm x 90.5cm x 3.2cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

-Every ‘deal’(trato in spanish) has a detailed, limited framework on which 2 parties(or more) agree upon. The framework has a distinct ‘make-up’ only known to the parties involved – all ‘outsiders’ are excluded. So the framework becomes another- the 3rd element. Together all 3 elements form one’whole’ unit. The ‘handshake’ being the ‘glue’, the finalization or the manifestation of the Deal.

     
Margareta (-Plywood construction-plywood and fishing line, 48.5cm x 28.5cm x 38cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Margareta (-Plywood construction-plywood and fishing line, 48.5cm x 28.5cm x 38cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Sometimes ‘it’ just happens: with my kind of twisted logic I cut various pieces of plywood rests at a particular angle, assorted the cut pieces according to size and then started sewing the pieces together. Without thinking or expecting something great to happen I then connected the 2 extremes and with surprise, suddenly came the idea. I made a few more pieces and the idea came to life: the object you see in the photo. During the construction “it” fell 3 times from my work table to the ground- “it” never broke despite it’s fragile appearance.

     
Balkonien  (Plywood construction-wall object-, 85.3cm x 80.2cm x 4,5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Balkonien (Plywood construction-wall object-, 85.3cm x 80.2cm x 4,5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“Balkonien” the resort on the balcony(‘Balkon’ in german). If you can’t afford to go anywhere on vacation, you can always go to Balkonien!
-I used 32 ‘Golden Rectangles’, dissected them into their major components (2 triangles or 3 proportionate squares for one rectangle) then reassembled them to construct this wall object.
-If you look closely the “Golden Rectangle” appears everywhere: for example: negative space + positive space = a Golden rectangle or just look at the positive spaces: large and small ‘Golden Rectangles’ appear everywhere, even overlapping each other. It’s like ‘filling in’ the missing line(s) to construct the perfect rectangle with your mind.

     
Medium  (Plywood construction with nylon string – kinetic object-,  65cm x 86cm x 41cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Medium (Plywood construction with nylon string – kinetic object-, 65cm x 86cm x 41cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

I always wanted to make a ‘mobile’ or a ‘kinetic object’ with perfect balance but not with ‘wire’ because for some reason I don’t like ‘wire’. This plywood object hangs from the ceiling with a nylon string and moves, shakes and turns according to the air current in the space.

     
The Soul of Constructivism (Plywood construction painted with oil and enamel, 87cm x 26cm x 10cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

The Soul of Constructivism (Plywood construction painted with oil and enamel, 87cm x 26cm x 10cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This object changes it’s appearance depending on the lighting or ‘illumination’. In a way it ‘lives’. It resonates.

     
Something for the Log Cabin (Plywood construction with high pigment lacquer -wall object- , 106cm x 84.3cm x 3.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Something for the Log Cabin (Plywood construction with high pigment lacquer -wall object- , 106cm x 84.3cm x 3.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This wall object is a meditation piece. It’s made to relax and stimulate the mind at the same time. Something for the retreat in the log cabin in the mountains.

     
Project Reveen (Plywood construction, 158cm x 36cm x 21.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Project Reveen (Plywood construction, 158cm x 36cm x 21.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

The idea for ‘Project Reveen’ came to me in a flash of a second, the little drawing of what the project would look like was done in 2 minutes but the execution and finishing of the construction/object took me a little over 2 weeks. I had to keep myself focused because it was so boring to cut and assemble all that plywood (like working in a factory)!

     
New Balance -side view-(Free-standing “restored construction site wood” object, leather and special lacquer, 101cm x 53cm x 9cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

New Balance -side view-(Free-standing “restored construction site wood” object, leather and special lacquer, 101cm x 53cm x 9cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This is the full side view of “New Balance”. This free standing object will not fall over unless you push it! (Just like the ‘Junkie’ on the street wearing those New Balance runners!)

     
New Balance – 4 angles- (Free-standing “restored construction site wood” object, leather and special lacquer, 101cm x 53cm x 9cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

New Balance – 4 angles- (Free-standing “restored construction site wood” object, leather and special lacquer, 101cm x 53cm x 9cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

     
Mexican American Friendship Initiation Award -M.A.F.I.A.- (Plywood construction, high pigment lacquer, 75cm x 46cm x 14cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Mexican American Friendship Initiation Award -M.A.F.I.A.- (Plywood construction, high pigment lacquer, 75cm x 46cm x 14cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

These photographs show the object from both sides, profile view. I had fun doing this one! Again, classic minimalism but with my twist.

     
Dyslexika  -view no.3-(Plywood, Plexiglass + String construction, 80cm x 58cm x 29cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Dyslexika -view no.3-(Plywood, Plexiglass + String construction, 80cm x 58cm x 29cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This object has so many different angles which are cool. I just opted for 3… -Any way you look at “Dyslexika”,it will always surprise you!

     
Dyslexika -view No.2- (Plywood, Plexiglass + String construction, 80cm x 58cm x 29cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Dyslexika -view No.2- (Plywood, Plexiglass + String construction, 80cm x 58cm x 29cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

     
Dyslexika -side view- (Plywood, Plexiglass + String construction, 80cm x 58cm x 29cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Dyslexika -side view- (Plywood, Plexiglass + String construction, 80cm x 58cm x 29cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This is the full side view.

     
Sweet Delicate Thing  (Old Drum skin, Plex-glass, Orange string + Blood wood base, 97cm x 43.5cm x 8cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Sweet Delicate Thing (Old Drum skin, Plex-glass, Orange string + Blood wood base, 97cm x 43.5cm x 8cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

-This object glows from the inside. It transmits a calm, warm glow; delicate,sweet and tranquil.
This object again is a metaphor: The drum skin has been beaten and banged up all of it’s life to the delight and enjoyment of others. Yet still it remains intact(more or less).Now it resonates beautifully but silently with dignity and honour emitting a kind of ‘love’, a kind of strength that we can only aspire to.

     
Hommage to Defiance-side view- (Lacquered plywood construction with plexi-glass base, 44cm x 47.3cm x 7.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Hommage to Defiance-side view- (Lacquered plywood construction with plexi-glass base, 44cm x 47.3cm x 7.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

-This object is based entirely on the “Golden Rectangle”. The ‘Golden Section’ or the ‘Divine Section’ can be seen clearly if you look at where the red lines intersect. Also notice how the red lines run perfectly parallel and perpendicular to the surface it stands on.
This object could be made a lot larger. Actually, it could be a cool building! -I chose this size because I had the plywood for it available in my studio. The object balances perfectly on top of the the little plexi-glass cube, giving the illusion of defying gravity. But how does it balance in the first place with such unequal weight distribution? hmmm…
‘Hommage to Defiance” is an hommage to basically all kinds of ‘Defiance’. Don’t let “RULES” or “LAWS” get in your way or stop you from expressing what you have to say to the world(not harming others, of course)!

     
Hommage to Defiance -semi side view- (Lacquered plywood construction with plexi-glass base, 44cm x 47.3cm x 7.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Hommage to Defiance -semi side view- (Lacquered plywood construction with plexi-glass base, 44cm x 47.3cm x 7.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Using the “Golden Rectangle” and the the “Golden Section” I built this new object, giving ‘minimalism’ that extra little ‘twist’ of the defiance of gravity. Eat your heart out, Donald Judd!

     
Inspector  (3643 plastic straws, Ash and plywood, 56.8cm x 38.3cm x 7,4cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Inspector (3643 plastic straws, Ash and plywood, 56.8cm x 38.3cm x 7,4cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“I love the idea of encasing and compressing plastic into a wooden structure. This piece (Inspector) gives the illusion of an architectural floor-plan being magnified or closely inspected.”

     
Time = Energy Model (Falsecypress, plywood, plexi-glass and waxed string, 70.5cm x 45cm x 10.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Time = Energy Model (Falsecypress, plywood, plexi-glass and waxed string, 70.5cm x 45cm x 10.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“I have always been obsessed with the concept of “Time”(‘Zeit’, in German), it’s behaviour and inconsistencies. I believe that “Time” is Energy and that like all other energies can somehow (in the future) be fully understood and positively applied.”

     
Time = Energy Model (Falsecypress, plywood, plexi-glass and waxed string, 70.5cm x 45cm x 10.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Time = Energy Model (Falsecypress, plywood, plexi-glass and waxed string, 70.5cm x 45cm x 10.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

(Time = Energy Model seen from the front-slightly looking from above) This piece really relaxes me. I cannot put into words how it makes me feel. Mesmerizing. Timeless, possibly.

     
Wanna Dance?  Quieres Bailar?  (Foam Rubber, glue ,gesso, oil and plywood, 107cm x 45cm x 45cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Wanna Dance? Quieres Bailar? (Foam Rubber, glue ,gesso, oil and plywood, 107cm x 45cm x 45cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

I’m sure this is a situation that many of us have encountered:…in a club, out of your mind and suddenly someone asks you to to dance…you look at them and they look like this! hahaha. You think: “I must switch drugs, this does not look good, …bad trip!”

     
Untitled. May 2014 -back view- (Old foam rubber mattress, glue, gesso,oil and plywood stand painted white, 170cm x 83cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Untitled. May 2014 -back view- (Old foam rubber mattress, glue, gesso,oil and plywood stand painted white, 170cm x 83cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Another Super-kitsch object.

     
Untitled. May 2014 -front view- (Old foam rubber mattress, glue, gesso,oil and plywood stand painted white, 170cm x 83cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Untitled. May 2014 -front view- (Old foam rubber mattress, glue, gesso,oil and plywood stand painted white, 170cm x 83cm x 43cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This piece was photographed outside because no big, clean, open spaces were available indoors!

     
The Dance of Captivity  ( 6 wooden coat hangers cut through the centre then reassembled, gold leaf and glue, 50cm x 94cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

The Dance of Captivity ( 6 wooden coat hangers cut through the centre then reassembled, gold leaf and glue, 50cm x 94cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Three dancing girls or ballerinas that also look like a piece of barbed wire. This ‘Dance of Captivity’ can be used as a metaphor for many situations in life. It could also be a good logo for the North Korean Ballet Company! – Dedicated to Norma Duval. Legs Up and Over! Can Can.

     
Function Unknown Front, looking from an elevated position (Plywood construction painted white with maple base, 79cm x 40cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Function Unknown Front, looking from an elevated position (Plywood construction painted white with maple base, 79cm x 40cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

     
Function Unknown semi-side right (Plywood construction painted white with maple base, 79cm x 40cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Function Unknown semi-side right (Plywood construction painted white with maple base, 79cm x 40cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Try to copy this one, pseudo intellectual low-brow Riff Raff! (you know who YOU are!)… You can’t do this one! This message is for the person(s) copying a lot of my work.

     
Function Unknown (Plywood construction painted white with maple base, 79cm x 40cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Function Unknown (Plywood construction painted white with maple base, 79cm x 40cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

This object is dedicated to all the artifacts produced by intelligent human-like lifeforms on this planet dating back for more than 2 Billion Years. Yes 2 Billion Years! Our evolutionary timeline is very “Filtered” and therefore a faulty one. Archeological findings providing hard evidence of “human activity”dating back 2 Billion years are simply ignored because they DO NOT SUPPORT the evolutionary theories ‘sold’ to us (the public). Check out “Forbidden Archeology”by Michael Cremo and you can decide!

     
Frau Institut Direktor with Hubby  aka  Schraege Figuren -full front view- (Cardboard construction with plywood backing and glue, 47.5cm x 50.5cm x 16cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Frau Institut Direktor with Hubby aka Schraege Figuren -full front view- (Cardboard construction with plywood backing and glue, 47.5cm x 50.5cm x 16cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

The German title “Schraege Figuren” which in English translates to “Weird/Sketchy Figures” makes me smile… like lurking people in a dark ally, up to no good!

     
Frau Institut Direktor with Hubby  aka  Schraege Figuren -semi side view- (Cardboard construction with plywood backing and glue, 47.5cm x 50.5cm x 16cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Frau Institut Direktor with Hubby aka Schraege Figuren -semi side view- (Cardboard construction with plywood backing and glue, 47.5cm x 50.5cm x 16cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

     
Rearview No.2  (Plexi-Glass and plywood mounted on maplewood, 45cm x 30.5cm x 4.2cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Rearview No.2 (Plexi-Glass and plywood mounted on maplewood, 45cm x 30.5cm x 4.2cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“This is the second “Rearview” object. I made the first one back in 1997 and it sold to a collector in the Frankfurt area. This object stayed in my mind and now 17 years later I decided to do a variation on it.”

     
FLOW LIGHT OBJECT with Stand (Plexi-Glass construction, Dirk Marwig 1997)

FLOW LIGHT OBJECT with Stand (Plexi-Glass construction, Dirk Marwig 1997)

“This is how the ‘Flow Light Object’ originally was presented in 1997. This pic was taken in my home(you can see the”Big Painting” and a few other furniture pieces as well).It was shown at an art expo in Valencia, Spain that same year. At a party in 1998 at my house someone accidentally SAT on the plexiglass construction(thinking it was a chair) and crushed the damned thing. The only thing that survived was the top part, which still works and is at my friend’s(Henar Diez Villar) house in Madrid.”

     
Klondike semi side view (Maplewood, 29.5cm x 55.5cm x 3.4cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Klondike semi side view (Maplewood, 29.5cm x 55.5cm x 3.4cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is the semi-side-top view of Klondike- here you can see very well the “positive-negative 3/4 flip” effect. I named it “Klondike” for that same reason: The positive to negative transition- most people went to the Klondike with high hopes(positive) but most of the prospectors left with less than they arrived with(negative)!”

     
Klondike (Maplewood, 29.5cm x 55.5cm x 3.4cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Klondike (Maplewood, 29.5cm x 55.5cm x 3.4cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I cut 336 ‘golden ratio’ rhombi, laying them out in sets of 3, then distributing them into 16 columns and 7 rows (according to thickness), then reversed 1/3 of 4 rows(thin to thick) and when the 5th row came along i reversed the process column-wise to create this ‘positive to negative, midway ‘Flip’ + transition’ object.”

     
Synthetic Compound  (Bamboo and ‘Zap-Strap’ construction -Wall Object- , 98cm x 90cm x 9.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Synthetic Compound (Bamboo and ‘Zap-Strap’ construction -Wall Object- , 98cm x 90cm x 9.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I composed “Synthetic Compound” using 60 ‘golden ratio’ rhombi and 4 hexagons holding them together with only the help of ‘Zap-Straps’ or cable ties(no glue or other bonding agents).”

     
Geometrix One (Bamboo and Zap-strap construction, 86.2cm x 52cm x 52cm,  Dirk Marwig 2013)

Geometrix One (Bamboo and Zap-strap construction, 86.2cm x 52cm x 52cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I assembled mid-size pieces of bamboo, which i cut into pentagons, squares and triangles connecting them with ‘Zap straps’ or ‘cable ties’ to build this object.”
You can see more angles of ‘Geometrix One’ in my “Blog” section of this site.

     
Bucky-Ball C-60 Molecule Regular (Bamboo and “Zap-Strap” construction, 43.5cm x 43.5cm x 43.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Bucky-Ball C-60 Molecule Regular (Bamboo and “Zap-Strap” construction, 43.5cm x 43.5cm x 43.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Bucky-Ball C-60 Molecule Regular -Various Angles- (Bamboo and “Zap-Strap” construction, 43.5cm x 43.5cm x 43.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Bucky-Ball C-60 Molecule Regular -Various Angles- (Bamboo and “Zap-Strap” construction, 43.5cm x 43.5cm x 43.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“In this object I wanted to see if i could cut a perfect angles on bamboo(which i collected over time in the back yard) and then connect all the pieces somehow with nylon’Zap-Strap’ to form a regular,symmetrical C-60 molecule, or “Bucky-Ball”,as it is known. This was very difficult to do because the bamboo pieces were irregular, some thinner, some were thick and others were slightly bent. So i first had to arrange all the pieces according to ‘length’, ‘thickness’, ‘curvature’ and ‘stability’ then put them together in a way that an equilibrium was achieved.”

     
All = 1 -top view- (3 old branches ‘wood’ cut up, oil + glue, 40.5cm x 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

All = 1 -top view- (3 old branches ‘wood’ cut up, oil + glue, 40.5cm x 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is what it looks like from the top!”

     
All = 1 (3 old branches ‘wood’ cut up, oil + glue, 40.5cm x 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

All = 1 (3 old branches ‘wood’ cut up, oil + glue, 40.5cm x 60cm x 60cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I cut up 3 old branches that I always wanted to use – this was the result – i almost went crazy.”

     
Flying RAH RAH Rack   (Plywood construction, cotton cloth, oil, pencil and sewing thread, 19cm  x 42.5cm x 8.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Flying RAH RAH Rack (Plywood construction, cotton cloth, oil, pencil and sewing thread, 19cm x 42.5cm x 8.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
More Fun Upstairs!   (Cut-up,oil paint drenched micro fibe-cloth glued onto plywood board, 100.3cm x 58cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

More Fun Upstairs! (Cut-up,oil paint drenched micro fibe-cloth glued onto plywood board, 100.3cm x 58cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

This piece is not something that happened at random. “More Fun Upstairs” has the ‘Golden Dimensions’ of the “Golden Rectangle” completely embedded in in every space and distance (positive/negative). It’s also “More Fun Upstairs” in real life. I speak from experience. I lived upstairs and definitely had more fun than the people below me!

     
PLONX  (Primed linen on primed canvas on plywood, 37.8cm x 94.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

PLONX (Primed linen on primed canvas on plywood, 37.8cm x 94.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Kinetic   (Wearable object; plywood, rosewood, plexiglass + leather string, 35.5cm x 21.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Kinetic (Wearable object; plywood, rosewood, plexiglass + leather string, 35.5cm x 21.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Just slip it over the nape of your neck-it fits perfectly and does not come off unless you take it off!

     
Swap 2   (Plywood and Plexiglass construction, 88cm x 55cm x 1.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Swap 2 (Plywood and Plexiglass construction, 88cm x 55cm x 1.3cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

The DNA of this construction/object consists of 4 ‘Golden Rectangles’, the ‘red’ one is cut in half diagonally then put back together the opposite way.

     
‘Above the Mundane’-’Something for the Soul’  (View from the top)

‘Above the Mundane’-’Something for the Soul’ (View from the top)

(Hemlock wood, Oil + Plexi-Glass, 79cm x 30.5cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)
Top View-you can also see the Plexi-Glass base and the reflection it gives.

     
‘Above the Mundane’-’Something for the Soul’  (Hemlock wood, Oil + Plexi-Glass, 79cm x 30.5cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

‘Above the Mundane’-’Something for the Soul’ (Hemlock wood, Oil + Plexi-Glass, 79cm x 30.5cm x 30cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“I made this object from an old weathered hemlock log,the top of which i painted red. After a few years I cut off the top of this very old log and cut out 13 ‘year rings’ then reassembled it to the object you see now.Then i made the ‘Plexi-Glass’ base so the object receives it’s deserved ‘elevated’ status.”

Dirk Marwig (April 24. 2013)

     
La Gloriosa or “Glorious,Decaying Empire”    (Douglas Fir,wood glue, 227.5cm x 28cm x 18cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

La Gloriosa or “Glorious,Decaying Empire” (Douglas Fir,wood glue, 227.5cm x 28cm x 18cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

This is the full frontal view.
To “La Gloriosa” or “Glorious,Decaying Empire”:
-”i cut a rectangular box shaped piece of wood totally apart,almost destroyed it,then little by little began building something that in the end resembles a “Glorious,Decaying Empire” symbol—social criticism or observation,if you like and definitely not something one would worship!
i have to say these things so that people understand where i’m ‘coming from’ and that everything i do isn’t some ‘random’ process that has no connection with the rest of my work or my ideology. The block of wood i used for the “Gloriosa” was based also on the “golden rectangle”(like all my last 3 objects) and the structure of “La Gloriosa”in essence is very geometrical and dimensionally proportionate to the ‘golden rectanle’ box that i began with before i cut it up. That’s why it’s so pleasing to the eye. Math”
Dirk Marwig Tuesday April 16. 2013

     
La Gloriosa    (Douglas Fir,wood glue, 227.5cm x 28cm x 18cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

La Gloriosa (Douglas Fir,wood glue, 227.5cm x 28cm x 18cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

This was a block of Douglas fir that i cut up. The block had the “Golden Rectangle” dimension.
This pic shows the semi-side view and was photographed on my work patio.

     
Very Deep (–photographed on patio with sunlight–Oak,plywood,enamel+resin,42.7cm x 68.7cm x 19.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

Very Deep (–photographed on patio with sunlight–Oak,plywood,enamel+resin,42.7cm x 68.7cm x 19.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

The rectangle is a “Golden Rectangle”,i.e.:it has ‘perfect dimensions’

     
Very Deep Wall Object     (Oak,plywood,enamel+resin,42.7cm x 68.7cm x 19.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

Very Deep Wall Object (Oak,plywood,enamel+resin,42.7cm x 68.7cm x 19.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
WAR HORSE-PEACE DOVE   (Walnut- and Cherrywood,49.5cm x 72.5cm x 8cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

WAR HORSE-PEACE DOVE (Walnut- and Cherrywood,49.5cm x 72.5cm x 8cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

…made exclusively from some of my walnut and cherry wood rests that i used to build my chairs-(i hate waste and to throw things away)

     
Topographical Model of a Volcanic Landscape covered with Ice (Dirk Marwig 2013)

Topographical Model of a Volcanic Landscape covered with Ice (Dirk Marwig 2013)

(Resin and enamel on plywood,49cm x 39cm x 9.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Fragile,Faulty,Failing,Falling SYSTEM-detail Photo (Zebrawood,Plywood and 460 Wood Dowels,83cm x 58cm x 35cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

Fragile,Faulty,Failing,Falling SYSTEM-detail Photo (Zebrawood,Plywood and 460 Wood Dowels,83cm x 58cm x 35cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Fragile,Faulty,Failing,Falling SYSTEM (Zebrawood,Plywood and 460 wood dowels,83cm x 58cm x 35cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

Fragile,Faulty,Failing,Falling SYSTEM (Zebrawood,Plywood and 460 wood dowels,83cm x 58cm x 35cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Studio One  (Folded and stiffened cotton cloth+oil,93.5cm x 92cm,Dirk Marwig 2013-Wall Object)

Studio One (Folded and stiffened cotton cloth+oil,93.5cm x 92cm,Dirk Marwig 2013-Wall Object)

     
“El Cheapo’s” Fuck’em Construction (Ceder wood scraps,75cm x 31cm x 4.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

“El Cheapo’s” Fuck’em Construction (Ceder wood scraps,75cm x 31cm x 4.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

Construction companies build these shitty apartments and expect that YOU spend your life-savings to buy and to live in one of these ” shabby wood-constructions”!

     
Open Dryzdale 1996-Dirk Marwig

Open Dryzdale 1996-Dirk Marwig

(Plexiglass,screws,dimensions lost,Dirk Marwig 1996)

     
Golden Section Construction (36 recycled packaging plywood golden section rectangles,wood glue,staples,77cm x 59cm x 50cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

Golden Section Construction (36 recycled packaging plywood golden section rectangles,wood glue,staples,77cm x 59cm x 50cm,Dirk Marwig 2013)

This is just a model using 36 recycled packaging plywood golden section rectangles. I hate to throw materials away without playing with them first! This construction can be made out of other materials, of course, and stacked infinitely if you cut the rectangles slightly smaller and smaller as it grows in hight. It would spiral upward perfectly! Maybe one day I’ll try it out.

     
Crazy Horse  (Plywood construction, 55cm x 66.5cm x 22cm, Dirk Marwig 12.12.2012 !!)

Crazy Horse (Plywood construction, 55cm x 66.5cm x 22cm, Dirk Marwig 12.12.2012 !!)

In my childhood my family lived close to the Crazy Horse Monument near Rapid City South Dakota U.S.A…. This monument dedicated to Crazy Horse impressed me as a boy, not only because of it size but because the “Black Hills” were the sacred mountains of the Sioux. A few miles down the road was the “Mount Rushmore” monument-the one with the 4 presidents-in the heart of the Sioux territory! -I always thought that this was very strange and screwed up- but because history is always written by the victors it was a statement of power and control, 2 terms I cannot stand! Like all my work “Crazy Horse just happened. Somehow it also reminds me of the “Crazy Horse” burlesque theatre in Paris! So the title “Crazy Horse” made a lot of sense to me.

     
Vector-ian Beauty

Vector-ian Beauty

(Plywood,Rosewood+Zebrawood Construction,47cm x 37.8cm x 20.3cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
Black High Heel Fetish(Model)

Black High Heel Fetish(Model)

(Nylon “Zap-Straps”,24cm x 24cm x 22cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
PRIMAL CODE CONSTRUCTION-3 angles

PRIMAL CODE CONSTRUCTION-3 angles

(Ceder wood,29.5cm x 29.5cm x 6.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
U-CREATE™ 2 PROTOTYPE  (3720 plastic Straws,Plexi-Glass,Rosewood,45cm x 39cm x 20cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

U-CREATE™ 2 PROTOTYPE (3720 plastic Straws,Plexi-Glass,Rosewood,45cm x 39cm x 20cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

3 different angles of the object. You can change the “imprint” on the face of the object just by pushing or pulling the straws, hence: U-CREATE !

     
Not That One! (Shaped/deformed 12 inch Record -object- , Dirk Marwig 2012)

Not That One! (Shaped/deformed 12 inch Record -object- , Dirk Marwig 2012)

Sometimes, when I used to DJ my ex-wife used to be in the booth with me and she would shout: “Not That One!”-in reference to a record I was about to put on. Hence the object and the title. Memory. The photo of my hand was a hand-selfie to demonstrate the procedure!

     
METAPHOR (Cedar,Plywood,Nylon”Zap-straps”+Oil, 53cm x 55cm x 16.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

METAPHOR (Cedar,Plywood,Nylon”Zap-straps”+Oil, 53cm x 55cm x 16.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

For this object I chose the “Hermés” logo because I like the letter “H”, also Hermés, in greek mythology, is the messenger of the ‘Gods’. If you examine my work closer, you will come across the “H”(letter or symbol) frequently. The “H” for me represents the symbol for the eternal ‘Link’ or ‘Bridge’(like Hermés) to something we are always looking for (just like rummaging around for that ‘something’ we think we need in that handbag!) This thought process is like ‘lugging around’ useless weight because we already ‘know’ -we just have to trust our natural instinct and go with it.

     
NEVERFLAT ESTRELLA-DIRK MARWIG

NEVERFLAT ESTRELLA-DIRK MARWIG

(My old basketball,plywood and oil,65cm x 62cm x 6cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
RANDOM EROSION-DIRK MARWIG

RANDOM EROSION-DIRK MARWIG

(Plywood,resin and oil,29cm x 36.3cm x 14cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
QUANTUM-DIRK MARWIG

QUANTUM-DIRK MARWIG

(Nylon-”Zap-Strips” and plywood,34cm x 34.5cm x 45cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
FLOW LIGHT OBJECT

FLOW LIGHT OBJECT

(Plexi-Glass,fluorescent light,34cm x 75cm x 13cm,Dirk Marwig 1997)

     
ARCHAEOLOGICAL NW (Plywood construction, enamel and oil, 69.5cm x 36.5cm x 27cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL NW (Plywood construction, enamel and oil, 69.5cm x 36.5cm x 27cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

Archaeological North West. Future-Past. Timeless.

     
KONZEPT 74

KONZEPT 74

(Plywood+oil,30cm x 48.7cm x 2.5cm,Object,Dirk Marwig 2012

     
BRUCE ALWAYS POPS UP AGAIN! (Plywood construction with cotton cloth and oil, 42cm x 49.5cm x 1.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

BRUCE ALWAYS POPS UP AGAIN! (Plywood construction with cotton cloth and oil, 42cm x 49.5cm x 1.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

Bruce Lee always formed a big part of my life: the martial artist but much more the philosopher. I dedicated this object to him. Kitsch transformed. “Be like water” is one of Bruce Lee’s most famous quotes- I always try!

     
BRUTA-TEKTURA

BRUTA-TEKTURA

(Oil+ink on plywood,58cm x 37cm x 2cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
SOMETHING FUNCTIONAL 2008

SOMETHING FUNCTIONAL 2008

(Plywood object,35.5cm x 59.5cm x 15.3cm,Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
5000 PLYWOOD DISCS_1997

5000 PLYWOOD DISCS_1997

(5000 plywood discs+aluminum,500cm x 100cm x 105cm,1997)

     
WILD SON™ CLOSE UP

WILD SON™ CLOSE UP

(Carved wood block,tennis string+oil,18cm x 80cm x 17cm,2008)

     
NONRONG™ Diplomat (Plywood, oil, 70cm x 16cm x 1.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

NONRONG™ Diplomat (Plywood, oil, 70cm x 16cm x 1.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

-Another totally useless object. It has no function, no purpose… it simply ‘IS’ and therefore ‘it’ is a ‘NONRONG’. Like the Diplomat: Always right!

     
KOMPUTER  (Plywood construction with Japan-paper and oil, 31cm x 40cm x 31cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

KOMPUTER (Plywood construction with Japan-paper and oil, 31cm x 40cm x 31cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

     
UNTITLED 1996 CLOSE_UP

UNTITLED 1996 CLOSE_UP

(Dirk Marwig @ Art Frankfurt,March 1996)

     
Wooden object”Untitled” 1996  (298cm x 140cm x 140cm,Shown at Art Frankfurt 1996)

Wooden object”Untitled” 1996 (298cm x 140cm x 140cm,Shown at Art Frankfurt 1996)

This object can be dissembled easily.The geometric structure is that of a “Pentagon”. It’s “whereabouts” are unknown.Whoever has it is a lucky person!

     
DIRK MARWIG “ALL IN THE MIND” @ Nikolaus Fischer Gallery,Frankfurt 1996)

DIRK MARWIG “ALL IN THE MIND” @ Nikolaus Fischer Gallery,Frankfurt 1996)

The object “All in the Mind”(in the front) shows what our existence is all about: we only THINK that we THINK(we are owned and controlled) and we can only do what we Think! It’s all a big hoax and we are not laughing and if we are laughing, we are either unaware of this fact(in which case it would be good to get some information), dumb or on drugs.

     
DETAIL SEYMOURING PRO

DETAIL SEYMOURING PRO

(Fir wood+basketball+oil,-detail-)

     
DIRK MARWIG 1996 (Hardwood+wooden pole construction(300cm x 75cm x 60cm), and 2 plywood constructions,Dirk Marwig, Nikolaus Fischer Gallery,Franfkfurt, Germany 1996)

DIRK MARWIG 1996 (Hardwood+wooden pole construction(300cm x 75cm x 60cm), and 2 plywood constructions,Dirk Marwig, Nikolaus Fischer Gallery,Franfkfurt, Germany 1996)

The object “All in the Mind” shows what our existence is all about: we only THINK that we THINK(we are controlled!) and we can only do what we think! It’s all a big hoax and we are not laughing and if we are laughing, we are on drugs.(This is a different view)

     
DIRK MARWIG_FIGHTING WITH INSTRUMENT

DIRK MARWIG_FIGHTING WITH INSTRUMENT

(Plywood construction,180cm x 100cm x 85cm,1996)

     
DIRK MARWIG@NIKOLAUS FISCHER 1996

DIRK MARWIG@NIKOLAUS FISCHER 1996

(Lines painting02+Fighting with Instrument)

     
DIRK MARWIG@NIKOLAUS FISCHER 1996

DIRK MARWIG@NIKOLAUS FISCHER 1996

(Fighting w/Instrument,All in the Mind+Lines painting02)

     
TWISTED CITY VARIOUS ANGLES

TWISTED CITY VARIOUS ANGLES

(Twisted city object seen from various angles,photo collage,2011)

     
5000 PLYWOOD DISCS_1997

5000 PLYWOOD DISCS_1997

(5000 Plywood discs+aluminum,500cm x 100cm x 105cm,Madrid 1997)

     
DIRK MARWIG NEW DAKOTA 02

DIRK MARWIG NEW DAKOTA 02

(Laquered paper,plywood+wooden pegs,50cm x 19.5cm x 4.5cm,Madrid 1997)

     
FLORIDA 135 SPECIAL™ GUN_OPAQUE VIEW

FLORIDA 135 SPECIAL™ GUN_OPAQUE VIEW

(Plexi-glass object,Goethe Institute Invitation,Madrid 1999)

     
GOETHE INSTITUTE MADRID 1999 DIRK MARWIG

GOETHE INSTITUTE MADRID 1999 DIRK MARWIG

(Seymouring Pro™+SRS+Welcome Infiltrator,Madrid 1999)

     
DIRK MARWIG SEYMOURING PRO

DIRK MARWIG SEYMOURING PRO

(Fir,basketball+oil,276cm x 5cm x 6.5cm,Madrid 1998)

     
DIRK MARWIG:DOUBLE SPATIAL TWIST

DIRK MARWIG:DOUBLE SPATIAL TWIST

(Plywood,plastic+oil wall object,57cm x 57cm x 3.5cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
SENSO_GRAMM

SENSO_GRAMM

(Plywood object,dimensions lost-pretty big!,Nikolaus Fischer Gallery 1996)

     
PLASTIC FLORIDA

PLASTIC FLORIDA

(Laquered+colored ‘Japan-paper’ on plexi-glass,90cm x 65cm x 6cm,Madrid 1998)

     
TWISTER, ALL IN THE MIND, SENSO GRAMM  (Dirk Marwig at Nikolaus Fischer Gallery,Frankfurt, Germany 1996)

TWISTER, ALL IN THE MIND, SENSO GRAMM (Dirk Marwig at Nikolaus Fischer Gallery,Frankfurt, Germany 1996)

The object “All in the Mind” shows what our existence is all about: we only THINK that we THINK(we are controlled!) and we can only do what we think! It’s all a big hoax and we are not laughing and if we are we are on drugs.

     
SEYMOUR GLASSES

SEYMOUR GLASSES

(Plywood,glass lenses+stainless steel,21cm x 19cm x 14.5cm,Madrid 1998)

     
ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA Object  (Plywood Construction and oil, 37.3cm x 38.7cm x 3.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA Object (Plywood Construction and oil, 37.3cm x 38.7cm x 3.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

My love/hate relationship with architecture is shown here once again. My kind of constructivism!

     
DIRK MARWIG:SRS

DIRK MARWIG:SRS

(Carved and “worked” block of hardwood+oil,14.5cm x 68cm x 9cm,Madrid 1998)

     
LIQUID DRYZDALE-2000

LIQUID DRYZDALE-2000

(Plexi-glass wall object,38cm x 54.8cm x 5.5cm,Madrid 2000)

     
TWISTED CITY+… (WALL VIEW)

TWISTED CITY+… (WALL VIEW)

(Twisted City,’Mouse’wood cut+Wild son™ on wall,Vancouver 2011)

     
NETWORK-CLOSE UP

NETWORK-CLOSE UP

NETWORK (light object) close-up view

     
BEACH SOCCER BALL

BEACH SOCCER BALL

(Soccer ball,silicone tubing+wooden pegs,25cm x 25cm x 25cm,Madrid 1997)

     
MURRAY’S(GELL-MANN) WORLD – “Quark Model”  (Wooden dowels,glue,rubber bands,oil stick,47cm x 56cmx x26cm, Dirk Marwig 1998, Madrid)

MURRAY’S(GELL-MANN) WORLD – “Quark Model” (Wooden dowels,glue,rubber bands,oil stick,47cm x 56cmx x26cm, Dirk Marwig 1998, Madrid)

“This object is a variation on the by Murray Gell-Mann devised Quark model. A Quark is an elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter. I made this object without any prior knowledge of this model or Murray Gell-Mann – I just let pure intuition guide me, i did not think and this is what happened. Later i discovered the Quark model in a physics book!”

     
WELCOME INFILTRATOR (16x the McDonald’s Logo)  Dirk Marwig 1998

WELCOME INFILTRATOR (16x the McDonald’s Logo) Dirk Marwig 1998

(Stainless Steel+red leather straps,71cm x 135cm x 31.5cm, Dirk Marwig 1998, Madrid)
The McDonald’s logo 16 times. That stupid logo! McDonald’s did not want to buy it. They said that the”Golden Arches” of their Logo were misrepresented in my “Welcome Infiltrator” object. Repetition makes the McDonald’s logo disappear. What remains is a mix of something evil from the Vatican and sharp cutting butcher blades. Welcome!

     
DIRK MARWIG:FLORIDA 135 SPECIAL GUN

DIRK MARWIG:FLORIDA 135 SPECIAL GUN

(Plexi-glass object with 2 bullets,20cm x 29.5cm x 4.3cm,Madrid 1998)

     
ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA

ARQUITECTURA PRIMITIVA

(Plywood+oil,37.5cm x 38.5cm x 3.7cm,November 2011)
Jan 2011

     
DIRK MARWG:WILD SON

DIRK MARWG:WILD SON

(Carved wood block,plywood,tennis string+oil,18cm x 80cm x 17cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
STILL LOADING…  (Super ‘Kitsch’ object:  3000pcs -puzzle-+ gilded plywood, 185cm x 103.5cm x 4.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2009)

STILL LOADING… (Super ‘Kitsch’ object: 3000pcs -puzzle-+ gilded plywood, 185cm x 103.5cm x 4.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2009)

The finished puzzle(for me) is very kitschy and not worth talking about. I do though, like the ‘idea’/’concept’ of the puzzle itself. It’s funny that I never get tired of this “Super Kitsch” wall object- something about it that makes me love it.

     
NETWORK

NETWORK

(Light object: wood, plastic string, LED’s, 26cm x 70cm x 13cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
TWISTED CITY-A-

TWISTED CITY-A-

(Plywood wall object,67.5cm x 34.5cm x 20cm,Vancouver 2011)

     
NONRONG (Plywood, hardwood, plastic, oil, leather + mirrors, 63cm x 56cm x 23cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

NONRONG (Plywood, hardwood, plastic, oil, leather + mirrors, 63cm x 56cm x 23cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

“The ‘NONRONG’ is always right. There ARE no mistakes!”

     
GOLDEN TRIANGLE

GOLDEN TRIANGLE

(Oil on dish rag+guilded triangle,86.7cm x 39.3cm x 3.5cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
MONA DING DONG

MONA DING DONG

(Super ‘Kitsch’ object:3000pcs puzzle+goldleafed plywood,100cm x 183cm x 3.5cm,Vancouver 2009)

     
MIND MAP

MIND MAP

(Plywood+oil+goldleaf wall panel,72.5cm x 93.7cm x 0.5cm,Vancouver 2010)

     
MIND MAP

MIND MAP

(Plywood+oil+goldleaf wall panel,46cm x 63cm,Vancouver 2010)

     
IN THE BOX

IN THE BOX

(Plywood+oil wall construction,29.8cm x 32.5cm x 1.2cm,Vancouver 2010)

     
DOUBLE CROSS or TRAP  (Fir and walnut construction, 92cm x 38cm x 14.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

DOUBLE CROSS or TRAP (Fir and walnut construction, 92cm x 38cm x 14.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

The Catholic Church at it’s best. The largest crime syndicate on this planet still gets away with everything. Trap.