BAUHAUS GROUP

Since my first trip to Berlin in 2006, I have returned each year, and the Bauamt archives have continued to provide archival architectural records for an expanding project. In the summer of 2012 I focused on buildings where members of the Bauhaus Group lived and worked before 1933, when the Nazi regime forced the school to close. Like the Exiles series, this work uses found vintage paper. Made in gouache and ink, the work is often derived from the most technical parts of the floor plans, and it breaks small sections of drawings into different iterations of similar forms, in a process that almost has the effect of turning the architectural vocabulary of the archival source material into a code of signs and symbols.

Included in this series are the former homes and workplaces of Herbert Bayer; Josef and Anni Albers; Johannes Itten; and Lyonel Feininger.

Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Windows
2013
gouache on vintage paper
16"x22"

former residence of Herbert Bayer

Kurfürstendamm, 211—Konstanzerstraße, 14 Geometric, 2013
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
16"x22"

former location of Studio Dorland, Herbert Bayer's advertising agency

former location of Johannes Itten's art and architecture school

Kurfürstendamm, 211 Untitled
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
16"x22"
Kurfürstendamm, 211 Three
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
16"x22"

former location of Studio Dorland, Herbert Bayer's advertising agency

Kurfürstendamm, 211 Geometric
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
16"x22"

former location of Studio Dorland, Herbert Bayer's advertising agency

Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Horse Ramp
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
32"x22"

former residence of Herbert Bayer

Courbièrestraße, 12
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
32"x22"

former residence of Lyonel Feininger

Konstanzerstraße, 14 Funnel
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
16"x11"

former location of Johannes Itten's art and architecture school

Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Garten
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
16"x34"

former residence of Herbert Bayer

Konstanzerstraße, 14 Garages
2013
gouache and ink on vintage paper
34"x32"

former location of Johannes Itten's art and architecture school

Sensenburgerallee, 28 Section 1
2009
gouache on paper
19"x23"

former residence of Josef and Anni Albers

Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 1
2009
gouache on paper
19"x23"

former residence of Josef and Anni Albers

Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 2
2009
gouache on paper
19"x23"

former residence of Josef and Anni Albers

Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 3
2009
gouache on paper
19"x23"

former residence of Josef and Anni Albers

Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 4
2009
gouache on paper
19"x23"

former residence of Josef and Anni Albers

Sensenburgerallee, 28 Stair
2009
gouache on paper
19"x23"

former residence of Josef and Anni Albers

Konstanzerstraße, 14 Nottreppe (fire escape stairs)
2013
gouache on paper
51"x80"

former location of Johannes Itten's art and architecture school gouache on paper

Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Garten
2013
gouache on paper
65"x51"

former residence of Herbert Bayer

Kurfürstendamm, 211 Trifecta
2013
gouache on paper,
51"x44"

former location of Studio Dorland, Herbert Bayer's advertising agency

Konstanzerstraße, 14 Funnel
2013
gouache on paper
51"x42"

former location of Johannes Itten's art and architecture school gouache on paper