[EXTENDED DATES] Lichtundfire Press Release: Gallery Opening March 18th, 2016
Lichtundfire is happy to announce the 2nd of three consecutive group shows introducing the concept of its physical space and of its online cultural platform www.lichtundfire.com: Linea Lingua Universalis or Random Connectivity, February 17 – extended thru May 22, 2016.Check out our Online CATALOG Group Show with works by Grimanesa Amorós, Augustus Goertz, Ray Parker, Jonathan Peyser, Michel Seuphor, Mark Tobey, Tam Van Tran and Adja Yunkers.
Lichtundfire is an open ended art, culture, and political site and space, starting with an emphasis on art, selectively shining a light on an artist, or on specific individual works by famous artists, not so famous, and totally unknown artists. The focus will be mainly on contemporary art, but occasionally giving renewed attention to artists from other periods with the notion on the aesthetic and conceptual dialogue between artists in a transcultural, trans-generational and trans-historic way.
Grimanesa Amorós‘ light sculpture Uros Island is inspired by the islands in Lake Titicaca, located southeast of Peru, floating islets made entirely out of Totora reeds. The pre-Incan Uros, who lived on these forty- two self-fashioned floating islands, build everything out of this material such as houses, boats and watch towers. Uros Island reflects upon the natural elegance created by the off shore sea foam surrounding the Totora reeds .
Augustus Goertz‘ virtuous lines carve a niche out of painting and sculpture and into the thick surface of his paintings – creating an emotional amalgamate with acrylic paint and materials such as cement, plaster, sand, soil among others -while leaving their original rawness visible and firmly exposed..
Ray Parker‘s abstract expressionist landscape, inspired by Matisse, demonstrates the strength and maturity of his later work and which is of more emotional and reflective character.
Jonathan Peyser combines potently metal and leather juxtaposing the seductive lines of the leather straps with the polished but unrelenting surface of the metal. The tension between the two materials fluidity and rigidity, cold slickness and sensuality, turns the leather into an unexpected provocative medium for movement and sensual expression.
Michel Seuphor‘s work, precise and free at the same time, is diligently and obsessively interested in the nature of the process and the rigidity of abstract line and form.
Mark Tobey‘s works, expressive and minimal, musical and painterly, create a cosmic dialogue with the viewer while resonating almost audible tonality.
Tam Van Tran paintings and sculptures include multiple materials such as clay, paper chlorophyll, glass, algae, staples, Witeout eraser liquid, gelatin etc. divers ingredients which lend texture and intricacy to his organically-molded and delicate compositions.
Adja Yunkers‘ masterful and versatile printmaking technics blur the lines of the medium. Whether delicate or richly layered surfaces, his multiples or unique pieces evoke the impression of tactile lushness and always create a sensual surprise.
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