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Susanne Pittroff

Maßstab I, 2004 
Sculptural object for staircase 1 
Acrylic, aluminium 
2300 x 30 x 12 cm 

Susanne Pittroff (*1959 München, DE) examines how we orient ourselves in our surroundings. As such, Pittroff’s minimalist use of three-dimensional geometric forms tends to alter our experience of place and space. Her artworks interact and sometimes clash with architectural interiors. She created Maßstab I and Maßstab II using the PschorrHöfe’s structure as her starting point. Their design is based on the idea of transforming a stairwell into the inside of a tall receptacle in which a slightly tilted measuring rod stands. You can tell which floor you are on from the markings on the measuring rod. 

The fluorescent colours of the tall structures that occupy the staircases highlight the artist’s intervention in the building’s structure. The paint Pittroff uses contains luminous reflective pigments, which make her sculptures stand out even more. Anyone who has ever navigated the building will know that Pittroff’s site-specific work can also double as a beacon.   

Susanne Pittroff, Maßstab I, 2004   Sculptural object for staircase 1   Acrylic, aluminium   2300 x 30 x 12 cm

Maßstab I, 2004 
Sculptural object for staircase 1 
Acrylic, aluminium 
2300 x 30 x 12 cm 

© Susanne Pittroff