The Lombard Method is pleased to present 'The Peeping Metals Experience', a solo exhibition by Amsterdam-based Hungarian artist Adam Ulbert.
Working in sculpture and video, Ulbert juxtaposes man-made objects with naturally occurring forms to consider the cultural connotations of materials, colours and shapes.
Influenced by human sciences and psychoanalysis, Ulbert considers the physical and cultural attributes of each component within his work. Through re-ordering and re-positioning these individual elements within his pseudoscientific works, and undergoing a process of analytical examination to reach a finished piece, he suggests new ways of interpreting this information.
Ulbert presents sculptural works comprising wooden structures coated in a skin of tile and printed rock, with quartz crystals and ceramic vases sitting atop their shelves and surfaces. These newly commissioned works function also as props that set the stage of the exhibition, and as gallery display structures that enable the display of their object components. Ulbert describes this new body of work as 'domesticated catastrophe', where volcanoes become scaled down to resemble furniture or ornaments.
The layering of textures, images and objects continues through Ulbert's video works, which focus on material in a state of flux, and the moment of a creative act as opposed to the product of it. Ulbert records sculptural processes and materials to consider the instant of manifestation; observing a mid-point from which to maneuver - into creation or destruction, growth or decay.