Der Stapel 16
aluminum, soap, plastic, stainless steel, cotton, leather, bronze, lacquer, cardboard, paper, ink, acrylic, ballpoint pencil, pencil, glass, water, copper, steel, wood, felt-tip pencil, mustard
175 x 50 x 50 cm
69 x 20 x 20 in
Umut Yasat (b. 1988) lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany. Between 2009 and 2015 he studied in the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe with Gustav Kluge, Jonas Burgert and Marcel van Eeden. In 2014 he started to work on a personally developed artistic practice that he calls Der Stapel (the stack). At first this process encompassed tiding all of the artist’s previous works together and then it evolved into the agglomeration of not only works of art but also several everyday objects both meaningful and trivial. Yasat works on these sculptures until they reach his own height - a self-imposed limitation, which is merely a material necessity, since he cannot work on an endless Stapel without separating it into segments. Therefore, his sculptural pieces are in fact all parts of one continuous work of art, of one life-long Stapel.