Severin says… Look.
It’s no secret that here at Severin Says both me (Blues) and Holmes love cassette tapes, so when we come accross a visual artist that uses them as a media to work with well we just get that little bit more excited. Gregor Hildebrandt is a german artist, still living and practising in Germany to this day. Since studying at university he has had quite a number of solo shows and awards, his work often reflects media and society allowing us to observe it both in context and not at the same time.
Personally I love his large scale work and installations, where he covers trees and entire walls with unravelled cassette tape or video tape, but like-wise his smaller canvas work is impactfull and very intricate. For those music fans among you, it may interest you to know that some of his work is often influenced by bands as well as other media, such as a take on Joy Divisions ‘Substance’ made with cassette tape onto canvas and the image above which is ‘If Tonight We Could Fall’ by the Cure. Take a look for yourself here.