Galerie Emanuel Layr
For the first edition of Dream, Galerie Emanuel Layr is happy to announce its participation with new works by three gallery artists including Andy Boot (*1987), Benjamin Hirte (*1980) and Mads Westrup (*1984).
Andy Boot presents a new, not-yet-realized outdoor sculpture, based on the artist’s research on ‘Cosmic Latte’ the average color of the universe, which was calculated at the Johns Hopkins University in 2001. For this series of sculptures, Boot has gone through a complex process related to the figuration of cosmic latte. Studying a score of images on the internet, he identified and demarcated the existence of this color in those images (dissolved into cosmic latte, their actual content is irrelevant). Those cosmic latte sections of the images are then cut out (via photoshop), so to
speak, printed up and transformed into three-dimensional sculptures. With its height this sculpture is by far the tallest work by Andy Boot.
Hirte has developed an abstract clock consisting of a hook as clock hand, which resembles a question mark. While the clock face only shows the hours, the clock hand jumps from one to another in seconds. Once the file is opened in a browser, the clock hand starts from 12 am/pm which reminds of a chronograph.
Mads Westrup will present one of his most recent paintings. Westrup who examines various ways of painting has layered several colors on top of the canvas until the surface became object-like. This object-like character is intensified by the frame, which the artist commissioned: Instead of going to the framers, Westrup ordered the frame from an amateur with all its impurity and
mistakes to include this part into his work. Showing this painting in a digital environment creates a tension between the work itself and its image and underlines the exchange of content between Westrup’s painting and its frame.
Benjamin Hirte, ‘untitled’, 2016, Single Channel Video/Animation, Display on Projector or Screen, Dimensions Variable