Blue anodised aluminium, water-jet cut and further shaped by hand, led light bulb with remote control, produced in a limited edition of 10.
'Evolving Dimensions', 2016 is a computer generated light sculpture by Nicolas Pelzer, based on one of the most primary images in human history: handprints from pre-historic cave paintings. By going back and forth from the tactile to the digital, the artist makes an aesthetic movement in which cultural heritage and modern technology are intertwined.
“...to me, it's important that the shape is computer generated, based on shapes of hands and other icons that I found online. It was originally a flat digital surface that I transferred into a physical 3-dimensional object. As the title already suggests, I am creating some new dimensions by the 2D to 3D conversion. Also there are some additional lines and arrow shapes on the hands. For me they are something like axes. You know, for example when you work with a 3D software you always have these three axes and arrows that help you navigate in the virtual space. So to me it is all about the digital world capturing the physical... and I found this kind of frosty solution for it. Something I like about lamps in general, is that they are quite small but they can conquer so much space, due to the expansion of light. And this effect is ideal for this digital to physical conversion.” — Nicolas Pelzer
Additionally, the artist allows you to participate in his work, by enabling you to change the colors of this light instrument with the remote control.
Nate Lights' Artist Editions is curated by Ben Van den Berghe.
read more about Nicolas Pelzer
Nicolas Pelzer (*1982 in Dinslaken) lives and works in Berlin.
Nicolas Pelzer’s work is dealing with the physical presence and materiality of an actual space, his work is concerned with the growing impact of technology and new media on the value system of modern society. Creating a tension between space and objects is crucial in his practice, suggesting an intertwined relationship between the material and the immaterial reality. Part of his fascination with the digital world is prompted by his many trips to Seoul. Though many of his projects are physical in form, the creative process and production involve extensive use of the computer.
Pelzer has exhibited internationally with solo shows at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Artsonje Center Seoul, Future Gallery Berlin and groups shows at Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Kunst im Tunnel Düsseldorf and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf.
Find out more: www.nicolaspelzer.de
Portrait © Lisa Kosak