David Eisenhauer

“Simplicity and complexity, as every scientist knows, are but two sides of the same coin. That which appears to be uncomplicated can be, in fact, amazingly complex, and vice versa. Artists sometimes address this same duality. In our efforts to make the world a bit more comprehensible, we give form and substance to an often bewildering diversity.

The works have evolved from my conviction that art reflects our deepest feelings and conjectures about the nature of the cosmos and our relationship to it. We all express our values and aspirations through our actions and the artifacts we produce. In so doing, some form of simplification, i.e. a structure, system or ordering principle, is usually imposed on an otherwise overwhelming amount of information and possibilities.

This reduction process often denies, limits or inhibits diversity in the name of convenience, control or economy” – David Eisenhauer

Hans Mörner writes the following on David’s retropective exhibition at Galleri Duerr which included a selection of works from David’s various ‘periods’ where his adventures into the visual possibilities of three-dimensional form, color, scale, movement and material provided a revealing roadmap of his artistic ambitions and intentions.

”David Eisenhauer odlar inte spontaniteten hur mycket han än älskar det spontana. Han ägnar sig tvärtom, tror jag, oupphörligt åt att söka uppnå det eftertraktade i en gjuten form – att formge sin eftertraktelse; en slags bemästrande av de stridande krafter som ofta inom konsten släpps lösa på gott och ont; att göra sig fri inom de proportioner som motsvarar den gudomliga harmonin; att finna och förhålla sig trogen sin skala. Hans senaste fas Strängtavlorna, äger trots hundratals meter spänd pianotråd hit och dit , ett lugn, en frusen harmoni, som blottlagda dissektionsytor, tonsatta iskristaller. Naturen – det naturliga – låter sig ana ”before somebody came along and told you you had to earn a living”.