Yoonjee Geem – R O T A T I O N

MEDIEN SOUND INSTALLATION
by Yoonjee Geem
in collaboration with composer Jongin Moon

Titel: r o t a t i o n
Duration: 11:44 min
Year of making: 2016
Visual work: Yoonjee Geem
Model: Jongin Moon
Music: Jongin Moon
Viola: Kyungwon Lee
10 February – 14 March 2017

Opening: 10 February 7pm

Yoonjee Geem – Spidernet

 

Cell63 ArtPlatform is glad to inaugurate the space of its new “project room” with the sensitive works of the south Korean-born artist Yoonjee Geem.
The exhibition will be open from 10 February until 14 March 2017 and will present a selection of works from 2016.
The concept of time is at the core of Yoonjee Geems’ works. Since the beginning of her artistic experience, the Cologne based artist has been analysing the physical and philosophical aspects of this concept with the aim of reaching that impalpable, invisible immateriality strictly related to its amorphous essence. Her work can be easily described as an attempt to visualize this immaterial concept, to transform it into something palpable, with the aim to stimulate in the observer a physical response.
Simulating the transition from day to night, her works are the result of the exposition to different kind of lightings, showing on their skin the signs of time’s transformative effect.

 

Yoonjee Geem – Tree ring 1 – dark light vs natural light

 

 

MIA Photo Fair – Milan – 2017

We are glad to announce our participation of 2017 edition of MIA Photo Fair

10th-13th March
THE MALL
Porta Nuova
Milan, Italy

We will present works of two of our amazing young photographers:
Elena Helfrecht and Mathilde Nardone

Emesis 2
Elena Helfrecht – EMESIS II – fine art print on Hahnemuhel cotton paper, cm 50×70, edition 1 on 8

 

MathildeNardone_Terril_FleureBlanches_print
Mathilde Nardone – Natur Morte par Scanner “Terrils – Fleures Blanches” – fine art print on Hahnemühle

Aqua Aura – SCINTILLATION

solo exhibition

10th February – 14th March 2017
Opening: 10th February 2017 7-11 p.m
 

 This visionary solo show by the Italian artist AQUA AURA inaugurates the artistic season 2017 at the freshly renewed Cell63 art platform.

As a quartz that has been subjected to a thermal bath in gold vapour, altering some of its characteristics to simulate the appearance of a precious stone, Aqua Aura serves as an emblem containing in itself the story of a mutation, the conclusion of a previous existence and the beginning of a new vision of art, emancipated from his personal history and earlier production.
 
Choosing to start the artistic season 2017 by presenting the dreamlike works of this very brilliant artist is a declaration of Cell63’s self “metamorphosis”: nothing better than that “elsewhere bliss”, constantly celebrated in them, seems, in fact, represents our personal urge of change, generated from the developing of a more mature and conscious vision of a constantly evolving artistic scenario.
The exhibition will present a selection of works taken from the photographic series called SCINTILLATION made between 2015 and 2016.
 
Used in physics as well as in astronomy, the term “scintillation” refers to those changes in the air’s refractive index able to give rise to phenomena of warped perception. Emblems of the encounter between different universes and temporalities, the works of Aqua Aura address the spectator indirectly, inviting them to take part to a subtle translation’s game which draws from the optical unconscious with the aim to subvert it and reveal its hidden potential.
The artist’s working method recalls the one of an old-time bricoleur: each of his landscapes are, in fact, the result of a selection, and subsequent fusion, of different images and details, sometimes even already assembled. A digital processing and the final definition of the colour, shade and contrast profiles add the finishing touches.
 
Always looking for “something more”, Aqua Aura is constantly evading the fixity that the technical limits that photography would impose, being himself more as a painter aware of the delicate geometries and relationships between the invisible weights and balances at the core of his images.
With the wish to instil a sense of bewilderment in the spectator, the SCINTILLATION serie entraps the gaze within a wide range of possible meanings while alluding to a more intimate and less objective perception of our reality.
Silent and hypnotic landscapes, these invented spaces cannot be considered as representations of “exteriors” but, rather, frames of countless interiors able to cheat the observer by alluding to something real while increasing the sense of mystical sublimation.

Drawing a line with a cultural tradition which made the separation between man and nature as criterion for its unconditional exploitation, Aqua Aura chooses to reintegrate the man inside the natural dimension, hoping that this more “human” vision of our world won’t remain just the result of a “scintillation”.

 
 
 

More information about AQUA AURA on our artists page