OBJECTS FROM VIRTUAL SPACE
Carlo Borer develops his objects in virtual space using CAD. By means of complex method approaches in virtual reality and with the aid of high-tech tools such as lasers, but ultimately owing to his precise crafting by hand, his sculptures and installations come about in the real world.
Parallel to this, Carlo Borer also creates his NoReadymades and Spaceships, for which he allows himself to be guided by things he finds, placing these then in a new context. The objects suggest a purported use, pretending to be utilitarian objects from a technically advanced civilization, but in this way they lead the viewer down the wrong track. Here, the aesthetics and technical perfection thus become a means of deception. What looks as if it were a Readymade is in reality built from imagination, constituting a reversal of the original process.
Recently, he has been increasingly devoting himself to an interest in architecture.
Since 1981 Carlo Borer has been working as a visual artist with exhibitions in Europe and the USA.
His works may be found in private collections and in public spaces.
Biography / Exhibitions (as PDF)