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The fascinating presence of hand-made Japanese papers in their highest perfection, with their multitude of finest fibers and their silky webs, is enhanced in Jörg Gessner’s work. The very many transparent layers of paper are combined with one another, without any glue, simply stretched in such a way that they form a whole. Light as the principle subject is captured to make it play, as one would say of a musical instrument, the full scale of possible nuances and depths.
Born in Germany in 1967, Jörg Gessner studied fashion design at Studio Berçot in Paris. His genuine career combining form, material and light began in Milan in 1992, when he specialized in textile design. Throughout a decade, he spent long periods of time in Japan, studying paper and its applications with one of the greatest dynasties of Japanese paper-makers. Gessner is considered today among the most respected experts in Japanese paper. He currently lives and works in Lyon.

 

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(4 – 8 Feb. 2021)

 

The fascinating presence of hand-made Japanese papers in their highest perfection, with their multitude of finest fibers and their silky webs, is enhanced in Jörg Gessner’s work. The very many transparent layers of paper are combined with one another, without any glue, simply stretched in such a way that they form a whole. Light as the principle subject is captured to make it play, as one would say of a musical instrument, the full scale of possible nuances and depths.
Born in Germany in 1967, Jörg Gessner studied fashion design at Studio Berçot in Paris. His genuine career combining form, material and light began in Milan in 1992, when he specialized in textile design. Throughout a decade, he spent long periods of time in Japan, studying paper and its applications with one of the greatest dynasties of Japanese paper-makers. Gessner is considered today among the most respected experts in Japanese paper. He currently lives and works in Lyon.

 

artist's profile