For his first solo exhibition, Kevin Lüdicke (Berlin University of the Arts, Art & Media Class Anna Anders) presents a deeply moving multimedia installation that both extends and refracts his painterly oeuvre in the form of projection mapping.
“…I can’t even remember why I came here. It was something banal that my hesitation suddenly rendered ineffably important.”
Retracing a dialogue with the artist’s alter ego, we traverse stage, corridor and chamber. Scenic landscapes created by the young artist for the sake of initiating his search within his work. His proposition: you are many.
“... I went through and suddenly I was two. Now I stand there and see myself standing. Knowing that I know. "
A question or search, which taking the form of scenic representation, exceeds the classic format of the canvas. With the help of a projection technique, it is projected onto the screen, and the painterly spaces of You are many are thus made accessible on a new, and moving level. Immediately, the viewer becomes an audience.
When considering the paintings which make up Kevin Lüdicke’s current work cycle (2016/ 2017) we are again confronted with the challenge to ‘enter in’. Missaligned yet complete naturescapes, collaged with constructions associated with our Substantive reality transform into a confusing puzzle. A puzzle which the viewer must enter into if they are to read the images. If we do not climb these stairs, then the enigmatic symbolism of these places, the topography of which the artist has, in his search, tracked, and at points laid bare, will remain a hidden.
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