Studio Stallinga

Heimweh
‘Heimweh’ displays the breaking of waves on a sandy beach fragmented across 12 screens. The waves and their sound move gradually towards the feet of the spectator. At one point the waves turn into a green haze. ‘Heimweh’ started as a reflection on earthly life by considering what most embodies being on earth. When traveling to Mars, for instance, the major missing element would be the sea. As the waves turn green, they deform, similar to memories that get blurred over time. When the green finally subsides, the clear sky and sea emerge again with a sense of relief.

Alexandra Dementieva

Limited Spaces N2
On approaching the piece, the viewer must mount a bicycle and start pedaling at a suitable and steady speed — only then will the projection of a film onto the screen start. In order to watch the film to the end one has to continue cycling without stopping. This work is built around a performance, produced by two actors: a man riding a bicycle and a woman, who, concealed behind the screen, moves depending on the man’s velocity, unintentionally creating changing reliefs which resemble sculptures. The abusive nature of the relationship embodied in the performance clearly draws on the ancient Greek myth about sculptor Pygmalion and his “artwork” Galatea on the one hand, and on the other references more contemporary feminist discourse, something to which the artist is far from being indifferent. The faster the man pedals, the faster and more forcedly the woman moves. Few trained artists could withstand such a speed.

Yuge Zhou

Midtown Flutter
Midtown becomes a flattened, uniform construct for this play of texture, rhythm and interruptions.My installation is inspired by the concept of architectural relief (a technique where the sculpted elements remain attached but raised above the background plane). Audiences experience a gradual shift in the appearance and depth of the installation from a flat image to a three-dimensional view with protruding geometric shapes.

Yuge Zhou

Underground Circuit
Underground Circuit is a collage of hundreds of video clips shot in the subway stations in New York. Station to station, the movement of the commuters in the outer rings suggests the repetitive cycle of life and urban theatricality and texture. The inner-most ring includes people sitting on the bench waiting; the central drummers act as the controller of the movement, inspired by the concept of the Four-faced Buddha in Chinese folk religion, the god who can fulfill and grant all wishes of its devotees. For the installation, the video is projected onto the gallery floor and mapped onto a cube with relief in the middle of the projection area. The installation invites audiences to sit on the central cube as Voyeur-gods, to observe the anonymous characters in the projected urban labyrinth.

KOHEI NAWA

كوهي ناوا
名和晃平
КОХЕЙ НАВА
stroke-yana

TRANS, the newest series of sculptures by the artist Kohei Nawa, was produced using techniques that involve the use of the computer and a 3D scanner. The artist scans people using a 3D scanner and then uses computer graphics to create works using the scanned data as a basis. Once with the scanned models, Kohei uses techniques such as texture mapping and smoothing to carve and apply reliefs to his digital models. When finalized, the 3d models are used to create molds for the final sculptures.

CARSTEN HÖLLER

卡斯滕·奥莱
Карстен Хеллер
Slide
“When people are on their way down a slide, they often shout for pure joy. I’m interested in the aspect of letting go. Once you let go, you travel without motivation to some specific place. It’s a very special state of mind. Maybe “happiness” (or “pleasure”) isn’t the right word, but it has to do with relief or even freedom.”

David Bowen

The other side
This installation automatically creates a three-dimensional relief carving of the current cloud formations and ocean surface conditions on the opposite side of the earth from the location of the gallery space. Using satellite data from the Nasa Earth Observing Information System and the GPS coordinates of the gallery, the installation obtains a current image of an approximately six hundred square mile area on the opposite side of the earth from its location. Using custom software, the system converts this image into a relief model that is sent to an onsite CNC machine hanging upside down in the gallery space. The CNC machine carves the relief in pink foam with its upside-down orientation directly echoing the cloud and ocean topography on the opposite side of earth.

Daniel Buren

Pile Up-High relief n° B5
“PILE UP: Hauts reliefs. Situé Works” crée une série de structures basées sur des murs, tous mettant en évidence le processus complexe derrière la pratique de l’artiste.

Daniel Lefcourt

Double Imposition
Daniel Lefcourt’s monochromatic works criticize and dismantle the processes of painting itself: its inspirations, its materials, and the spaces in which it occurs. Using source material such as photographs of the trash in his studio, Lefcourt creates indecipherable surfaces in low relief that hover between abstract and representational, as well as flat versus textured; The New Yorker has called the artist’s conceptual practice “a surrender to mystery.”

SAMAD GHORBANZADEH

Gray Nightmares
Grey Nightmares” is the name of a personal collection in which different subjects have been studied, the ones I have been involved in for the last couple of years. The subjects include, loneliness, death, nihility, downfall, pain, wait … though the main characters of this collection are the people who are looking for a way out of their limbo so that it can be a relief for them.

Zilvinas Kempinas

The works of the Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas are not only kinetic but also minimalistic. Now a resident of New York, Kempinas uses the simplest of means to create complex and atmospheric room situations of great beauty. His installations play with air and lightness – the reliefs are based on time and chance[…] Gravity seems abolished, light’s palette penetrates and activates the materials in his installations.

RON VAN DER ENDE

peekskill
On October 9th, 1992, a meteorite broke up over the United States and hit a parked car in Peekskill, New York. Since then that car is known as the Peekskill Meteorite Car and was exhibited all over the world. Ron van der Ende, a Dutch artist, took that car as the inspiration for his bas relief made with reclaimed timber.

POUL GERNES

Drømmeskib / Dream Ship
n the early 1960s, Poul Gernes started to concentrate on simple, reduced forms making strong visual effects like circles, stripes or dots in his painting, similar to pop motivs. Most of the approx. 40 Targets painted then were designs for architecture-related works. At first he drew the rings for his Targets in pencil, but later he went over to scratching them into the ground with a pair of compasses. This gave the paintings a relief-like character and created clearly defined color fields. The contrasting color intensities in the circles make each color seem like a distinct, three-dimensional volume. The vivid color combinations of the Targets (shown at the Venice Biennale in 1988) come from sketches or ready-mades like the stripes on a t-shirt. Sometimes Gernes used random systems as well, for example by putting paint pots behind him and dipping the paintbrush into one pot blind. Although it may not seem to be the case, Gernes’ work makes no passing references to contemporary works by other artists.

SHEN WEI

ШЕН ВЕЙ
שן וויי
沉伟
FOLDING
Shen Wei’s Werk “Folding” (hier in der Park Avenue Armory abgebildet) wurde 2002 in New York uraufgeführt
Weißbrust, weißarmig, weißgesichtig, mit langgestreckten Haarwickeln (Kopfschmuck? Sind ihre Köpfe länglich?), Tauchen die ersten Tänzer aus der Dunkelheit auf einem trüben blaugrünen Boden mit langen Röcken auf, deren Farben sie verfolgen Teilen Sie sie in zwei Gruppen auf: rot und schwarz. Die Roten sind fliegende, wirbelnde, unabhängige Kreaturen, die oft im Kongress agieren, während die Schwarzen paarweise durch Stoff (wie gruselige, tragisch verbundene Kreationen von Jake und Dinos Chapman) versiegelt sind und einen Großteil ihrer Zeit damit verbringen, sich auf unerträglich langsame Koitusakte einzulassen und noch langsamere Trauermärsche, die ihre leblosen Zwillingsliebhaber ins Schlepptau ziehen.
Die Roten haben anscheinend einen König und die Schwarzen eine Königin (die schließlich allein erscheint). Es gibt eine wunderbare Veränderung in der Dynamik später, wenn die Roten Einheit in einer ironischerweise als Gruppenverweigerung ihrer eigenen Person (Shen Wei’s eigener königlicher Charakter, nicht weniger) erscheinenden Einheit finden, während die gepaarten Schwarzen eine aufgeklärtere zu finden scheinen Individualität im Kampf ihrer Paarungen. Dies ist auch die erste Aufführung, bei der ich einen Ganzkörper-Spandex-Anzug gesehen habe, dessen Träger als Live-Action-Charakter in einem mobilisierten Basrelief auftritt, das wie eine Panne im Hintergrund erscheint in der Software dieser Binomialwelt. Vielleicht ist dieser gesichtslose Charakter die Synthese von Rot und Schwarz oder der Traum des Anbeters von einem Höchsten Wesen, zwei Teile, die zu einem Ganzen zusammengefasst sind. Vielleicht ist der Charakter nur ein kleiner Charakter, aber weil er auffällt, hat er die Kult-Qualität eines Boba Fett und ist mir in der zweiten Pause geblieben.

DANIEL ROBERT HUNZIKER

Relief

KOJI TATSUNO

Les vêtements de Tatsuno sont comme un relief sculptural. Ce sont des compositions lyriques reflétant sa synthèse de la technologie moderne et de l’artisanat folklorique. Il a passé sa carrière à expérimenter des techniques artisanales rares.