Cornelia Konrads creates work in situ, usually using materials found in the immediate surroundings so that her works merge with their environment. This subtly developed merging mechanism leaves the viewer with an impression of dislocation in the landscape.
In Cornelia Konrads’ world, stones dance above the ground, branches form unresolved porticos, books are written with brambles and drops of water… Ready to break apart before our eyes, her works are spaces of transition and interrogation, traps capable of raising possibilities and, with luck, awakening the joy of another viewpoint.
Cornelia Konrads is able to breathe motion into what we believed to be inert, infusing us with a kind of magical thinking that enriches our perception.
At Chaumont-sur-Loire, Cornelia Konrads immerses her audience in an extraordinary combination of mineral and vegetable, where plants appear to be raising the venerable brickwork of the Domain’s listed Stables, in a poetic vertigo of stone.
In 1998, she finally devoted herself to art, developing impressive installations in situ in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens. Whether permanent or ephemeral, they are all very much part of the land art movement, using their natural settings and the materials they provide.
Over the past 20 years, she has continued her tireless journeying across all five continents, creating timeless works for solo and collective exhibitions and during her many residencies.