Gallery 5th People Project is pleased to announce the exhibition:
“WYSIWYG - What You See is What You Get”
Can Henne and Laserinks (Alejo Lopatin + Felix Larreta)
Exhibition: May 25th – June 16th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, May 25th at 19:00
Yasuko Fujioka Gallery, 5th people project
Malplaquetstr. 28, 13347 Berlin, Germany
Thu-Sat: 5:00pm - 9:00pm / Sun: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
"But she had the invisible thread, to which she could hold fast; far she was ahead of all the others, because she had a gift: the sense. This was a determination to throw herself entirely into whatever she undertook, and it made her feel as if she had eyes even at the tips of her fingers, and could hear down into her very heart. Quietly she went forth into the noisy, bustling, wonderful world, and wherever she went the skies grew bright, and she felt the warm sunbeam, and a rainbow above in the blue heavens seemed to span the dark world.
-from the fairy tale "The Philosopher’s Stone" by Hans Christian Andersen
What we are able to see and feel beforehand is relatively similar to what is about to be created and the outcome which is about to be viewed. Stating this, it implies the ability to directly manipulate the cause of an appearance. Or is the result already a foregone conclusion before the manipulation of perception? The actual meaning depends on the point of perspective.
The works of both artists in this exhibition correlate to the entailment of a manipulative process and the impact it has on what is displayed. As Alejo Lopatin and Felix Larreta (Laserinks) intervene in the way viewers are enchanted into a beguiling realm of perception - Can Henne pilots them into the unknown with image worlds of subtle characteristics in an biomorphic cosmos of color and form.
A non-material world is about to take over the space at 5th people, sign on!
WYSIWYG is an acronym that's usually used in the electronic-publishing community to refer to document-creation systems (such as page-layout software and illustration software) that allows a user to interact with something on the computer screen that looks a lot like the document will look in its final form.
Laserinks - Alejo Lopatin + Felix Larreta
Laserinks is a project that uses phosphorescent inks and pigments in the tradition of geometric abstraction, constructed by superimposing paint and light layers. These paintings are the basis of this interactive work. Images and sounds are projected over the paintings creating a dialogue with the forms, thereby multiplying and extending the painting and enabling it to become site-specific.
Artists Alejo Lopatin and Felix Larreta co-created the platform for a multiple experience, a space of blurred boundaries, redefined in real time and subject to the random evolution of the action. Laserinks is a formal creative model, the result of years of work and research. It is an invention that is a departure from traditional forms of artistic classification, an innovative and contemporary experience that goes beyond established paradigms.
The space offers each spectator a way to evolve into the work itself. In its evanescent and rhythmic forms, the viewer never remains static even though his body stands still. Stimulation is a form of transition, a path to experience intimacy. The spectator’s body is captured in a "magnetic" field, where retina, body and spirit gradually fuse and melt with the piece. The authors exploit pure forms´ standardization beyond narration and a closed, univocal statement. The meaning of the work is expressed through multiple interlaced layers, which form an abstract visual, musical, and spiritual narrative. It is a region delimited by art, where time and space redefine its habitual function.
Laserinks is an interstice that joins two artists’ creative synergy and allows for collaborative development, interaction and dialogue. This union creates an experience where individualities merge to enhance their reach towards the infinite. It is the outcome of a collective creation and coexistent strategy which is ruled by aesthetic and emotional criteria.
Enlightened Paintings – Utopia, Fine Art Prints on Aludibond in varying size, - 2012
"I am painting out of light. The canvas is the monitor of my computer. Over the past years I have been making images on the threshold between photography and painting. Although there are photographies included, it is no photo and there are no negatives. But some recipients question whether the work may even be called photographic. Originally my approach was to create new images by reorganization of found photo cutouts and their colors; but the work has evolved beyond that. I started a kind of painting with digital tools inside the virtual canvas and sticked parts of photos and drawings into it. In the process it became a mixed media collage. Also real paint, scanned and digitally processed is part of some of my works.
It is not surprising, that these images have taken on emotional characteristics that seem satisfying for many viewers. People tend to be drawn to the images, but they are not sure why. Perhaps because I form an atmosphere out of colors and forms which reminds us of conditions from another world than the physical one we live in. But we have no other reference system than the material world for our eyes. But an inner eye can see so much more. Therefore, as I continue to explore new technical possibilities I am now consciously directing the emotional impact of color and the composition in my work…"