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Academics . Admissions . Faculty . Christian Wulffen

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Christian Wulffen

Christian Wulffen

Title Professor
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  Aesthetics, Style, and Content | BFA Production + Independent Research: Research + Production. | Charette: Self + Other Voices | Drawing I | Drawing II | Systems Drawing | The Rhetorical Object: Conceptual Constructions

Christian Wulffen has been an Associate Professor since 2003.

He has a solo exhibition on display at Galerie Reinhold Maas in Germany from February 15-April 5.

Artist Statement:

I am concerned with how artists achieve knowledge and how they structure knowledge. This intersects with my concern as a teacher and artist, to encourage participants to reflect on the processes that an artist goes through--for example, an intuitive creative thinking process, intentional purposeful engagement, and adherence to a model or system.

These thought processes can be contextualized further by situating them within larger theories of knowledge production, as outlined by W. J. T. Mitchell: “semiotics, structuralism, deconstruction, system theory, speech at theory, ordinary language philosophy and now image science or critical iconology”.

To convey this notion of action as a mode of knowledge production, I use specific symbols for my work, one of these: boards that are pre-manufactured with three vertical slots and one

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Christian Wulffen has been an Associate Professor since 2003.

He has a solo exhibition on display at Galerie Reinhold Maas in Germany from February 15-April 5.

Artist Statement:

I am concerned with how artists achieve knowledge and how they structure knowledge. This intersects with my concern as a teacher and artist, to encourage participants to reflect on the processes that an artist goes through--for example, an intuitive creative thinking process, intentional purposeful engagement, and adherence to a model or system.

These thought processes can be contextualized further by situating them within larger theories of knowledge production, as outlined by W. J. T. Mitchell: “semiotics, structuralism, deconstruction, system theory, speech at theory, ordinary language philosophy and now image science or critical iconology”.

To convey this notion of action as a mode of knowledge production, I use specific symbols for my work, one of these: boards that are pre-manufactured with three vertical slots and one horizontal slot (plywood).

From the viewer’s perspective, the board has the option to hold various information. From my perspective, I see this as a concept to display information to exercise the different links in its display from one board to another. My environment is a grid—one of the hallmarks of modernist abstraction and capable, as a visual symbol, of signifying a whole system of art production and thought. This idea is depends on the perspective of the viewer and how that viewer is situated in a distributed network of production and reception of the information about this subject.

Crucially for me, the painting, the paper, and the board (as in my recent production), simulate the portability of information. I am interested in its mobility as a sign in which sender and recipient receive the same information but decode it differently depending on their respective environments.

Degree Freie Kunstschule (Independent Art School) Nurtingen (Germany)
Academy of Fine Arts at the Staatlicen Akademie der Bildenden Kunste (State Academy of the Fine Arts), Stuttgart (Germany) MFA

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<strong>Text On Canvas #9/100</strong><br />Christian  Wulffen, 2012<br />Acrylic on Canvas, Tape
<strong>It is, It is not</strong><br />Christian  Wulffen, January 3 ?Entrance to MOCA Exhibition entitled "It is, It is not" (2009)" width="493" height="370" style="margin: 0 0 0 31px;" />
<strong>Text On Canvas #9/100</strong><br />Christian  Wulffen, 2012<br />Acrylic on Canvas, Tape
<strong>It is, It is not</strong><br />Christian  Wulffen, January 3 ?Entrance to MOCA Exhibition entitled "It is, It is not" (2009)" width="81" height="61" />
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