This year’s ‚Editions of Light vol. III.‘ is focused on perception. Chosen artworks are experiments of visual stimulation and suggest how (un)conscious we are of our sensory limits.
The exhibition is based on the premise that perception is a cognitive process of sensory interpretation that allows us to understand the environment and its main function is to help us organize and make meaning of the chaotic pieces and patterns that form the world around us. Perception then, may be seen, not as a passive act; but formed by learning, memory, and the outcome of the focus of our attention.
Part of the exhibition is a showcase of record label Stroboscopic Artefacts made by visual art collective Oblivious Artefacts, celebrating their seven-years collaboration anniversary. OA made by Ignazio Mortellaro, brother to the SA label head Lucy. Their vinyl covers are investigating the perception of images, evoking moods that range from the surreal to the objective. Over the years, OA has developed and sustained their visual identity, whilst inviting SA artists to design sound for a number of their installations. This synergy revealed itself as a cross-pollinating process that preserved the vision of the label to progress not only in the musical genre but equally in the art world.
The work deals with the examination of magnetic resonance imaging of patients suffering from brain and consciousness discorders and the relationship between overlaping light colors. Primarily I work with two technical positions – application of the color pigment on the canvas surface with the airbrush spray gun and a combination of the classic painting technique with paint and brush. Created canvases are flat acrylic fragments. They also point to lifestyle, work and classical education, that gave me the opportunity to learn more about different shapes and forms. The aim of the project is to emphasize the importance of the topic and to outline the issue in visually interesting and relatively lightweight from to a wider public. Technically, the project deals with the new possibilites of the contemporary painting media, which ranges on the border of classical painting and graphics, while eploring borders of large circle and square shaped format, in which layers of acrylic and special airbrush colors overaly each other.
Artists: Eugene Kogen (us), Jakub Pašek (cz), Ján Kulka (cz), Peter Kirn (us) & Gabriela Prochazka (cz), Zuzana Badinková (sk)