LUKA FINEISEN

Organic Matter II

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source: hosfeltgallery
Using frost, foam, food, glitter, viscous liquids and molten metal, German artist Luka Fineisen presents ambitious sculptural works that explore moments of becoming.

“Phase transitions” is a term used in thermodynamics to describe the shifts between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter. At a literal level, this is what Fineisen represents in her work – tipping points – the transitional moments when a substance changes from one condition to another. While playing with formal sculptural concerns of modernism and post-minimalism, she explores movement, evanescence and potential.

The work is dichotomous – scientific but sensuous, liquid and solid, monumental and fragile, simultaneously in the process of being created and destroyed. Fineisen is unafraid of creating something delightful, but fascinated by the moment when that allure becomes unnerving. When sensuality becomes dangerous. When attraction turns to repulsion. Fineisen shows us the exact moment when she loses control over her creation and the coinciding love and fear of that instant.
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source: fidunphy
Luka Fineisen‘s contemporary sculpture is so simple yet so striking. There’s something very magical about the humble bubble – these pieces simply represent a more durable, permanent version of something that is by nature so delicate and temporary.
Educated at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, German artist Luka Fineisen’s Phase Transitions (the term used in thermodynamics to describe the shifts between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter) a show that explores ‘monuments of becoming’.
Fineisen typically uses materials including frost, foam, food, glitter, molten metal, and viscous liquids to illustrate how different objects and materials can transform into something new and different, and evoke different associations, e.g. solidity to disintegration, repulsiveness to beauty, and vice versa.
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source: dylangoodmandesignfixblogspot
Luka Fineisen is a German artist who works with many different kinds of media to create amazing sculptures that capture the “moments of becoming” as her work is described. Her creations explore the transitions of matter between states; solid, liquid and gas. These tipping points between states are what intrigue and inspire Fineisen to make these sculpture-like installations. She fabricates these works of art from foam, plastic, molten metal, liquids and countless other kinds of materials.
Fineisen is unafraid of creating something delightful, but fascinated by the moment when that allure becomes unnerving. When sensuality becomes dangerous. When attraction turns to repulsion. Fineisen shows us the exact moment when she loses control over her creation and the coinciding love and fear of that instant.
Bio by Hosfelt Gallery
Luka Fineisen’s website is more of a work summary and resume than a portfolio site. I would advise checking it out as well as Fine Line Magazine where I found some of the images for this post. Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco CA, has a great little blurb about Luka Fineisen and her work.