Oskar Holweck | Portfolio
Oskar Holweck used a variety of techniques to bend, crumple, fold, press, squeeze, stretch, score, tear, slit, cut, saw, singe, and burn white paper, which was a single object to which he applied all of his artistic abilities. He examined the fundamental procedures of artistic creation and the crucial characteristics of his medium in serial repeats with the focus of a scientist more focused on research than invention. Josef Albers, a brilliant educator and member of the Bauhaus movement, had his students experiment with paper as part of his "material exercises," and Holweck internalised these ideas. He urged pupils to create paper objects through a process of folding and cutting instead of using glue. Holweck adopted Albers's methodology when he started instructing the introductory level at the Werkkunstschule in Saarbrücken.