Regine Schumann's solo show reopens with a new installation. Presenting around twenty works of art made of acrylic Plexiglas, the exhibition now includes the new series 'Colormirror mesh'.
The exhibition, curated by Alberto Zanchetta, is titled Chromasophia, a neologism that combines the word Colour/Chroma and Knowledge/Sophia: the 'knowledge of colour' that Schumann has developed through the years with the aim of offering to the spectator countless possibilities of combinations, that are all equally unexpected.
The artist puts together sheets of acrylic Plexiglas to obtain countless shadows. Depending on the atmospheric or spatial agents, the synthetic colours grow stronger, combine, and reverberate in turn, subjecting the spectator's gaze to imperceptible changes, at times gradual, at other times sudden. Using the UV light, the surfaces reveal, also, latent graduations: the acrylic suddenly seems to dematerialise, while the satin sheets tend to satirise and numb; creating a colour synthesis. The painting of the German artist is a painting that does not restrict to think about the colour as a bidimensional space; the characteristic of the chromatic texture is, in fact, determined by the relationship that the geometric volumes establish with the light and the surrounded architecture.
With her works, obtained from modern industrial products, Regine Schumann has been able to invent a fluorescent that changes the colour of our lived space. Pitching us in an experience located between the natural reality and the artificial one.
The exhibition is presented with a bilingual catalogue (Italian/English), which contains the critical text of the curator, the exhibited works, the installation view, and an updated bio-bibliographical apparatus.
Press release courtesy Dep Art Gallery.