A ‘soft’ approach to Minimalism allows the viewer to engage with the work Rubber Soul in a new and different way. A series of colourful softly formed foam rubber enfold the space and the viewer, combining a modernist past and a dislocated present. The work challenges the relationship between form and formless and it provokes the arguments of formalism and anti-formalism; of the playful space in between. The style is colourful and funky. The folds have hidden depths, showing the resilience. The work is flexible and bounces back; the spirit is strong, indefatigable. The soft folds create their own life, soul.
Ingrid Van der Aa is a Sydney based artist. She is currently finishing her Bachelors of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in Painting. This year Ingrid has had a few group exhibition at Paper Plane Gallery, Rozelle (Shaped), Project Contemporary Art Space Wollongong (Perplexed) and exhibits some of her work at the Gate Galllery in Wollombi. In the past 10 years Ingrid has exhibited in Sydney, Central Coast and the Netherlands across sculpture, installation and painting.