Ulla Wiggen’s uniquely terse oeuvre was spawned in an era when technology and machines were worshipped, when cybernetics was being discovered and new genres such as pop art and minimalism were gaining territory. Between 1963 and 1969, she made some 30 paintings, most of which depict the innards of various electronic appliances. These works, with titles like Channel Selector, Magnetic Memory, Resistor, objectively get under the skin of the looming digital world, but are also aesthetic explorations on the boundary between realism and abstraction.
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