Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15th, 2pm-5pm, with Artist in attendace
German based photography artist, Kuettinger’s debut photographic series landscape: remixed is an examination of perception, density of space and time, and horizons, assembled to present stories of landscapes.
Single photographic images are stretched, shifted and compressed into one picture frame to create the simultaneous image of a scene. The artist’s intent is to have each single shot of a different point of view be given a new context within the structure of the image, creating possibilities of the landscapes they are based on, not as their depiction.
Concentrating on images of land as a result of human interactions, the concept and term of landscapes: remixed is similar to a song remix by a DJ. The remix is a visual re-editing of the rhythm and shape of the motif as well as the changing of the time, tracking the main aspect of a designed landscape to be elaborated as the concept or idea of the structure of the image.
This “customized” construction is created analogously to the selective perception of the observer, thus impressing a memory of the landscape voyage. The resulting impression is either from a dream perspective or a viewpoint one can understand and accept as real. Kuettinger’s art form becomes abstracted panoramas of dynamism or contemplation.
Opening Night: Thursday, September 15, 5pm-8pm, with Artist in attendance.
Artist talk: 7pm
Art has the possibility to express the mysterious beauty and complexity of the physical universe. Nature and its monumental landscapes have the power to reenergize the spirit.
The pleasure of seeing, the sacredness of place and the connection to creation (nature) - these are the primal human experiences that I draw from.
In expressing space on a flat plane I push, pull, scrape, scratch, add and subtract. It feels very real, or naturalistic, but also feels illusive and abstract.
These tensions blur the sense of time and space suggesting a place which is placeless - where time and space are suspended and elusive, yet real in that moment.
Because of the way I use the raw canvas, spaces can appear as positive and negative voids simultaneously.
They are translucent and opaque.
The perspective is above and below…the eye is in flight, but also grounded. These perceived opposites create a dynamic unity.
The composition is a myriad of visual experiences working together in harmony on the picture plane.
In painting, as in all forms of communication, often the greatest meaning occurs in the interval between what is invented and what is invited.
Similarly, poetry in painting occurs between relationships, that is, it occurs when you leave room for it. As an artist, I commit myself to a poetic dance in the immeasurable - that place of equanimity between matter and spirit.
Because these ideas exist between what is real and ineffable; the viewer, the artist and the painting are in a relationship. I, as the artist, am, in fact in-between you (the viewer) and the painting.
The value of a painting rests in the viewer and the spiritual forces aroused in this dance of the eye and the spirit.
The images of Jim Kazanjian are digitally manipulated composites built from photographs he finds through the internet. The technique used could be considered “hyper-collage”. Manipulating and assembling a disparate array of multiple photographic elements (sometimes more than 50) can produce a single homogenized image without the use of a camera at any stage in the process..
The method of construction has an improvisational and random quality to it, since it is largely driven by the source material available. Wading through his archive constantly and searching for interesting combinations and relationships, each new piece brought to the composition informs the image’s potential direction. It is an iterative and organic process where the end result is many times removed from its origin. The work acts as a type of mutation which can haphazardly spawn in numerous and unpredictable directionsFeatured Artwork
October 15th - November 20th, 2016
Opening: Saturday, Oct. 15th, 3-6pm
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District, 2901 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137
November 30th - December 4th, 2016
VIP Opening: Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 5-10pm
All art works under $3000
Bidding begins: Saturday, Dec. 3rd
Bidding ends with Holiday Party: Saturday, Dec. 17th
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