KLAUS PINTER

Intro to Contextual Practice

KLAUS PINTER Intro to Contextual Practice

source: hifructose
Austrian artist Klaus Pinter explores the potential of the space around us with his fantastical floating installations. Usually suspended in mid air, his giant artworks are at once light, fluid, soft, and mechanical. They are also incredibly bizarre, created using a combination of different textures and inflatable materials like plastic and nylon. Many who see his works describe them as curious flying machines and angelic cocoons, speaking to the artist’s ability to alter our perceptions, even the way we see famous landmarks from the Pantheon in Rome to the Seine waterway in Paris. For his installation exhibited at the Pantheon in 2002, titled “Rebounds”, the artist rolled two huge spheres into the extravagant Ancient Roman building, where his work collided art with history and culture. One sphere was placed on the ground and another was mounted so that it appeared to float in the choir, where the reflection of the building appeared as distorted as an M.C. Escher drawing. This placement was a choice made by the artist in reference to philosopher Plato’s ideology, who speculated on the nature of the physical world and human beings. In his biography, Pinter shares that from the beginning of creating his first “pneumatic” structures, the inventor in him was inspired, if not assimilated, by the poet. And throughout his career he has carried on in this vein with consistency and rigor, in forms that are continually renewed.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
source: collateral
Le sculture gonfiabili monumentali e le installazioni galleggianti dell’artista austriaco Klaus Pinter esplorano le potenzialità dello spazio che ci circonda.

Spesso sospese a mezz’aria, le sue opere giganti e impalpabili giocano con la percezione dello spettatore trasformando luoghi particolari, siti d’interesse culturale come il Pantheon a Roma o la Senna a Parigi, in spazi inconsueti e stranianti.

Le installazioni sono create utilizzando materiali differenti come plastica e nylon. Bozzoli angelici, bolle deformanti ed escheriane che sviluppano un’’interazione con lo spazio e con lo spettatore attraverso il gioco e lo stupore.

Aprono una porta che ci porta a re-immaginare ogni cosa con ingenuità.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
source: egouvernairewordpress
Klaus Pinter est un artiste autrichien qui explore l’espace avec des installations flottantes que je trouve très spectaculaires et qui enflamment mon imaginaire avec leurs formes fantastiques.Pinter1
Habituellement suspendues dans les airs, ses oeuvres d’art géantes sont à la fois légère, fluide, et douce, et évoquent des mécanismes ou des géométries très organiques, avec un goût particulier pour les sphères.

Ses oeuvres combinent différentes textures et matériaux gonflables comme le plastique et le nylon qui leur confèrent des allures de machines volantes ou de cocons angéliques.

Avec ses installations, l’artiste modifie notre perceptions de sites célèbres tels que la Seine à Paris ou la Soâne à Lyon avec sa série de « Corps en rotation » qui évoquent des turbines ou des retors.

Pour son installation exposée au Panthéon en 2002, intitulée « Rebonds » (Celle que je trouve la plus spectaculaire), l’artiste a roulé deux énormes sphères dans le chœur antique du bâtiment romain. Son travail est entré en collision avec l’art, l’histoire et la culture. En effet, une sphère a été placé sur le sol et une autre a été monté de telle sorte qu’elle semble flotter dans le chœur. Ce placement a été un choix en référence à l’idéologie du philosophe Platon, qui a spéculé sur la nature du monde physique et les êtres humains.
Pinter2