13 Jan 2012 - 11 Feb 2012
Hynek Martinec for ARTitectural Production
The subject ARTitecture reminds us of the close connections between fine art and architecture from the medieval till today. Both disciplines are linked and a reciprocal source of inspiration for each other. Where are the contact points and differences between architecture and art? How do they compete or profit from their close relationship? Hynek Martinec together with two other artists will present methods once common in architecture that seem to be forgotten in the fast evolving age of digitalization and Computer Aided Design.
The artists approach architectural topics from different perspectives and with the use of different techniques. The conversations will be chronological - mirroring an architectural design process: mapping, designing, rendering, and building. The focus lies on the work process of the artists.
Hynek Martinec will deliver an atmospheric scene around a given design in form of photo realistic painting. He plays with both mediums and calls them into question. Martinec is known for his photorealistic renders of humans in space. His interest lies in the notion of time and its representation with the traditional means of painting. His work can be found at the British Museum, London and the National Gallery Prague. Hynek won the BP Young Artist Award in 2007 and 2008.
More about Hynek Martinec's work at: www.hynekmartinec.com
Jorinde Voigt starts off with visually displaying measured quantities by means of the combined use of points, lines, coordinate systems, numbers, symbols, words, shading and colour. She develops graphic algorithms out of the usage of static data. Voigt translates music or the flight path of eagles into codes or a summary of models. The line is determining for her artwork.
Anne Hardy continues the process by building a fictional reality, constructing highly detailed life-sized “stage sets” in her studio using found objects, things bought in second-hand stores, leftovers and refuse scavenged from the street. Hardy then takes a single picture of each set in order to define its depiction.
These specific fields of expertise are being presented by the artists in form of a public visual lecture, leading into an open discussion.
Supported by Kleine Wundertüte www.kleinewundertuete.com
Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
From: 13 Jan 2012
To: 11 Feb 2012
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event