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The minimalist work offers a number of interpretations and layers of meaning: taking the ballad of the walled-up wife of Kelemen Stonemason Komuves as its point of departure, its possible readings range through gender relations in contemporary politics, social conventions and princesses locked up in towers waiting for their knight in shiny armour, all the way to the emotional isolation of women.
Also active as a curator and poet, Schulzs work is centred on questions of presentation and representation as well as the common plasticity of space and reception.
The installations of Tilo Schulz interpret the space as more than a neutral medium: they treat it as a primary component owing to its architectural qualities, perception and the recipients experience. At the same time, the aesthetic and conceptual horizon of the pieces, which are often also related to painting, is enhanced by connotations of the social and individual spheres of closedness, openness, transitoriness and intermediacy.
In addition to his site-specific text-based work and installation designed for the space of the acb Gallery, Schulz also presents more intrinsic, autonomous pieces, while the structural unity characterising him evolves through material similarities in the media used, similar phenomena relating different techniques, and interferences among these.