AMIE DICKE – ALICJA KWADE – CHARLOTTE MOTH
Three young women, three artists coming from different countries, three artistic researches and styles: on this occasion Amie Dicke (1978, Rotterdam, NL), Alicja Kwade (1979, Katowice, PL) and Charlotte Moth (1978 Carshalton, UK) propose their vision and perception of reality through personal media and techniques. The world is not just what we see and experience, objects don’t have just one function: removed from their usual context, distorted and transformed, they are then presented to the viewer enriched with new significance and possible interpretations. This is how a pair of cut stockings, stretched, pinned and framed, can appear like a medieval cross, wine-soaked sheets become precious tapestries, common lamps and mirrors are transformed into mysterious and fascinating images from which a thin ray of light filters, like a precious treasure inside a jewel box. Light is one of the most powerful means through which these artists are able to investigate and propose new prospectives. The light is sometimes an active element able, like in the work of Charlotte Moth, to transform the image of a fig tree in many others: the series of different levels of light and colours on the same photograph triggers a process of repetition and transformation which stimulates the viewer to question his/her own criteria of perception and classification. In other situations the light is just hinted, almost symbolic in its absence as the decay and deterioration of Dicke’s works give evidence; or it is suggested and hardly visible like in the artworks of Alicja Kwade which focus on the role of light as an indicator of preciousness and value.
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