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    • SYNTHETIC ELYSIUM - Aljoscha



      curated by Gérard A. Goodrow

      20.February - 27. March 2015

      Vernissage 20. February 19 - 21h
      Finissage    27. March 19 - 21h

      Aljoscha creates curiously organic sculptures, paintings, drawings and C-prints that are inspired by his keen insights into bioengineering and gene technology. He is fascinated by the microcosms of organic forms and translates these into highly complex, filigree and delicate works of art that defy classical categorisation.His sculptures and objects are created using thick, viscous acrylic paint, which is meticulously built up milligram by milligram, in some cases over several months, until the final form is achieved. This final form is not predetermined, but rather “emerges” on its own, as if, even in the earliest stages of its existence, the object had taken on a life and a destiny of its own. The Ukrainian artist calls his works “Bioisms”, thus emphasising their vital, organic nature. In fact, he regards each of his works as “living beings”, and thus invests these with as much dynamism, vitality and complexity as possible. According to his own utopian (and perhaps a bit tongue-in-cheek) theory of “Biofuturism”, the future will be marked by a biological revolution, following which mankind will use organic furniture, dwell in living houses and move about by means of organic spacecraft. More importantly, the artist’s studio will be akin to a biological laboratory, where the artist will create organic works of art using living substances, thus creating new forms of life. Aljoscha is a master craftsman. His rare paintings depicting complex biomorphic landscapes are often created with singlehair brushes, and his extremely fine and meticulously detailed pencil drawings, which the artist calls “Quintessences”, appear to have been made under a microscope. His computer-generated C-prints are based on a mathematical formula used to calculate and evaluate the spatial complexity of natural forms and are prime examples of the artist’s continued search for the perfect natural form, revealed and visualized with the assistance of science and mathematics.