Domestic Minimal

In her installations, Linda Nadji often combines casual-reduced material aesthetics and interior design. The rawness of quasi-unprocessed building materials meets objects and sculptures that tell stories, from the past, from another world. With her settings and combinations, the artist opens a wonderful chamber of objects and materials that can not be limited in their dimensions - whether as a large-scale installation that tenses or defines the space or as an interior that has fallen out of balance and only then in its smallest detail the viewer completely opens up.

The commonplace elements of everyday living - furniture, furniture, furniture, curtains, suitcases, envelopes, fabrics, etc. - are often modified and duplicated in their formal nature. Sculptural questions are then combined with the given narrative charge of the objective world, which here, however, flows in intuitively and subtly than is consciously activated. Narrative moments flash for a moment, only to dissolve again in the abstraction of materiality and ornamentation. Where the material functions in the traditional sense only as a medium of content or in its autonomy often can exist only through its isolation to the motif world, form and content balance in Nadji's works on an equal footing side by side. The artist's fascination for the variety of colors, surfaces and materials that she encounters in her everyday life goes hand in hand with her attention to discarded objects that otherwise receive little attention. Often it is spatial interventions and shifts that direct one's gaze to what normally goes down. And it is the specific choice of materials based on the found spatial structures, which brings out the invisible, yes, the combination of opposites, which makes individual qualities come to light.

For Linda Nadji, the working process and its "edge products" are equivalent to the initial idea and end product; spontaneous small sculptures and casts are no less important than expansive installations. And where loose fabric or industrial textiles still stretch tightly around frames or pillars in one place, they may unfold their natural character again elsewhere, yielding to gravity. Active shaping and confident acceptance form a rhythm that characterizes both the work process and the works of Linda Nadji.