Oct 16th – Nov 16th, 2018
LEVY Galerie is delighted to honor the Hamburg artist Marc Lüders (*1963) with the exhibition Zweifaches Sehen | Twofoldness.
The œuvre of Marc Lüders stands out through a subtle break-in of painting into the pictorial space of the photograph. Besides the painted floating objects, he integrates topographically dis-located, realistic figures into the anonymous, urban landscape or symbolically charged natural environment of his “photopictures”. In a disconcerting manner, they cease to detach totally in their transparency from their surroundings. By generating this peculiar illusionary world, he points out to the torrent of manipulated media images that wash around our everyday lives simulating an ostensibly transparent reality and challenge our vision and way of perceiving. Carl Robinson refers in his essay of the accompanying catalogue to Richards Wollheims theory of Twofoldness, which he divides into “configurational” seeing of the marked surface of the picture and “recognitional” seeing of the depicted object in his physical dimension. Together they coprime a “twofold” experience of seeing-in the picture. The selection of works for the exhibition focus on his latest series of works of a rather black and white pictorial interplay.
In conjunction with the exhibition a catalogue will be published and a collector’s edition, an original in series, is available.