Spitzenwaren [Lace Goods] (2021-)

The starting point of the work are the original sample sheets of a lace goods factory around 1900. In addition, I researched the history of the company in an Economic archive, which is reflected in letters, court records or advertising materials and mirrors the development of the handicrafts. ›Spitzenwaren‹ comprises a series of pencil drawings in which patterns, like researched documents, are mirrored several times as a repeat, becoming an all-over framed by a medallion shape.

The aim is to transfer the outstanding diversity of past patterns into a present form through pencil drawing. In doing so, a past history of style and company history from 1906 to 1956 is created in condensed form, ranging from First World War, the Great Depression and the Nazi dictatorship to the post-war period.

Dedicated to Barbara Hafner.

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (67/104), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (67/104), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Debitoren_1), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (Debitoren_1), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (105.5/66), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (105.5/66), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Debitoren_2), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (Debitoren_2), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (9262/23), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (9262/23), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (144/6), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (144/6), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (90/37), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (90/37), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Adressen), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (Adressen), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (107/9), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (107/9), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (114/322), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (114/322), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (7254/67), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (7254/67), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Betriebsausflug), 2022, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (Betriebsausflug), 2022, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Hohenstaufenstrasse), 2022, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (Hohenstaufenstrasse), 2022, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Untitled (Rundschreiben), 2022, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

Pencil drawing of the series »Spitzenwaren« [Lace Goods] by Herbert Stattler.

Detail Untitled (Rundschreiben), 2022, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

drawing in progress

Untitled (Entwicklung des Portosatzes für einen einfachen Inland-Fernbrief), 2021, pencil on paper, 102 x 73 cm

With the kind support of the Wirtschaftsarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Bestand Y 94 Oberdorff & Straub.

Sponsored by Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur.

Die Stiftung Kunstfonds vergibt das von der deutschen Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien initiierte Sonderförderprogramm 20/21 NEUSTART KULTUR.
Zweck und Aufgabe der Stiftung Kunstfonds ist die Förderung der zeitgenössischen bildenden Kunst in Deutschland.