Jochen Plogsties + Erik Swars “Tsuki (moon)”

Ken Nakahashi

poster for Jochen Plogsties + Erik Swars “Tsuki (moon)”
[Image: Jochen Plogsties, Erik Swars]

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In the branching structure of painting expression - the imitation of the reality or the visualization of the spiritual realm - Jochen Plogsties and Erik Swars analyze the compositions used in individual paintings, exploring how their visual images exist as concepts in themselves. They do this not merely by copying originals, but by using reproductions, such as printed catalogs of old masterpieces, as an image source. The imitation of reality, imparting the figuration using colorful topological lines with continuous pentagons that show way for the artist where to place the figures on the canvas, or the division points and grids that lead to the golden ratio arise independently on the canvas. Intersections of geometric lines that form the principal view of compositions overlap with the figures placed, visualizing the area in which the artist’s preconception is avoided.
The moon, referenced here in the exhibition title, has a gentle and great impact both upon us and upon nature. The theorem and rule of beauty that exists in nature is, like the Fibonacci number or the contrast in the brightness and darkness of the moon, an invulnerable dynamic. The impact of each such moment overflows in the works of Plogsties and Swars.

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from November 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017

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