Scherben, geschichtet, 1978-2017
Jürg Stäuble’s works are based on geometric design principles that he first lays out in series of drawings, modifies in a wide variety of ways with intuitive interventions, and extends spatially in precise construction plans and working models. In so doing, he experiments with penetrations, overlaps, sequences, torsions and displacements of geometric bodies and surfaces. In this sense, his form-finding, which he often works through in groups of artworks, does not constitute abstraction of real objects, but concretion of abstract models. The fact that this, in turn, triggers associations with familiar natural entities is a welcome side effect.