Møbius stående

  • Artist: Aase Texmon Rygh
  • Creation date: 2013
  • Object type: Sculpture

About

After completing her training as a sculptor in 1949, Aase Texmon Rygh became one of the pioneers of abstract sculpture in Norway. She has dedicated her career to developing an abstract idiom, exploring in particular the properties of the Möbius strip and translating them to sculpture. Her series of Möbius sculptures is based on a geometric phenomenon discovered by the nineteenth-century German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius: in essence, a strip is held firm at one end and rotated once around itself, before the two ends of the strip are joined together, thus creating an infinity loop.

Texmon Rygh creates these sculptures in bronze as well as in stone. She has made not only single Möbius strips, but also double and triple ones, some lying and some standing, as shown in this image. She refines the form by rotating the sculpture and adding additional loops. These sculptural variations are complex, with extra dimensions of spatiality. The viewer is challenged to capture the form by moving around it, while the sculpture reveals its many twists and turns, though without any beginning or end – they are infinite forms.

Within Texmon Rygh’s oeuvre, this series represents her most consistent work on abstraction, far removed from the world of figurative depiction. Through her variations over the Möbius theme, Texmon Rygh has come closer to finally realizing her artistic goal of the purely sculptural form.

Text: Randi Godø

From "Highlights. Art from 1945 to the Present", Nasjonalmuseet 2016, ISBN 978-82-8154-116-0

Artist/producer

Aase Texmon Rygh

Billedkunstner

Born 1925

Work info

Creation date:
2013
Other titles:
Møbius stående (NOR)
Object type:
Materials and techniques:
diabas
Material:
Dimensions:
  • Height: 84.2 cm
  • Width: 51 cm
  • Depth: 51 cm
  • Weight: 185 kg
Keywords:
Classification:
Acquisition:
Kjøpt 2014
Inventory no.:
NMK.2014.0138
Cataloguing level:
Single artwork
Owner and collection:
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, The Fine Art Collections
Photo:
Bjørgli, Annar
Copyright:
© Rygh, Aase Texmon, Rygh, Aase Texmon/BONO, BONO