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13.11.2015
HANS KOTTER | BEYOND LIGHT
16.11. - 3.12.2015
Vienna Art Week 2015
In cooperation with Galerie Michaela Stock
Opening: Friday, November 13, 2015, from 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bildraum 07, Burggasse 7-9, 1070 Vienna


Hans Kotter has made a name for himself internationally with his photographs, installations, conceptual and light art. The artist deals with space, light and color and merges his findings in minimalist light objects. In a unique way, therefore, Hans Kotter interprets the illusion that surrounds us every day; he develops the essences of this optical illusion and familiarizes us with the beauty of details and vision as such. Hans Kotter not only performs magic with sources of light; he illuminates, highlights things that actually take place in the dark. Hans Kotter manifests messages that have to be discovered first. They are metaphors that sometimes confuse us, making us question our own capacity for interpretation.

In his latest works, Hans Kotter is concerned with an illusion of space: in newly developed light objects consisting of filigree, reflecting glass volumes that generate a special aura of their own due to their superior material quality and precision, the approaching viewer is compelled by a mysterious and forceful attraction, which gradually develops into a deep rapture. As if by magic, the reflecting surfaces of the light object are transformed – when the source of light at the object's centre is switched on – into an enchanting tunnel of colours, the end of which is unforeseeable, and which – as in Alice in Wonderland – offers us apparently infinite freedom to develop our fantasies and imagination.



more information on the event and the artist:
Bildraum 07
Hans Kotter
Vienna Art Week 2015
press photo | Hans Kotter, Superposition, 2015, UV-light, neon metal, plexiglas, mirror, 170 x 130 x 20 cm

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