May 30, 2012




Sculpture & Architecture Park

Part of Wood: From Structure to Enclosure, a curated exhibition of wood pavilions and installations, Interfere is a project by Oliver Kruse in collaboration with students and staff at Peter Behrens School of Architecture (Düsseldorf University of Applied Art and Sciences).

The pavilion inaugurated Art Omi: Architecture's commitment to furthering pedagogical opportunities for critical and applied art/architectural practices. This walk-in sculpture of seemingly impossible interlocking forms made with laminated wood is mounted on a promontory overlooking Art Omi: Architecture's twelve-acre Field 01.

Oliver Kruse (born in 1965, Nuremberg) began his art career as a cabinetmaker during a training in Cologne between 1986 and 88. In the same year he started with Fine Art Studies in Hombroich under the professor Erwin Hee­rich. Later he got his postgraduate Diploma in Art History in Royal Society of Arts, London and Masters Degree in Fine Art, Sculpture in Chelsea College of Art supervised by Richard Deacon. He lived and worked as an artist in London. In 1994 he founded his studio at the Rocket Station Hombroich. From 1996 he became a member of the board of Insel Hombroich Foundation. In 2004-05 he was the artistic director Hooy Kaye Institute in Brussels. From 2005 he has taught as a professor at Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Dusseldorf. In 2009 he became a member of the Program Board Committee of Art Omi: Architecture, New York.