The series of paintings is based on multi-layered manipulation of images of various origin. Even though it is possible to recognize human figures or landscapes in the paintings, it is not essential. Be it an aquarelle, a photograph of a shop window or an accidental spot of colour, each image source is examined and scrutinized equally. The manipulation, or rather gradual generating of an image occurs when it passes from analogue to digital. Generating an image is now a balancing act between two approaches of imaging: the uncontrollable, gradual destruction of a physical image due to the processual properties of its material (ink, paper) or the not so predictable technique of inkjet monoprints on one hand, and the work performed in CMYK and RGB colour spaces of the meticulous image editing programs on the other. One might say that each painting’s DNA has thus been mapped individually. The DNA of primeval life forms, often preserved in amber, freely associates with the name of the series, Amber Fields.
5 Pieces Gallery is pleased to show these outstanding new paintings by Slovakian artist Michal Czinege. The exhibition will run at www.5piecesgallery.com from today until August 15 2015. 10% off for 5 Pieces Gallery members.
Private Sale: Casey McKee
In this month's private sale, we are offering our members 20% off on all works byCasey McKee. Just enter the code M9712 at checkout to get the special members-only discount. The code is valid until August 15 2015.
About the artists: Casey McKee’s (1976, Phoenix/USA) process is a combination of photography and painting. First creating the photograph, then printing it onto a surface by use of a photographic emulsion, McKee spends the majority of time working with oil paint to bring out the desired expression in his works. To experience the works in person is to realize the depth, layers and subtlety created with the fusion of oil paint with photographic emulsion. The final work is neither a photograph, nor a painting but something directly in between with qualities of both. Casey McKee has exhibited his work throughout much of the United States and Europe. In addition, Mr. McKee’s work has been exhibited and collected by several major public and private museums. He now resides in Berlin, Germany.
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