Feu!

23 September - 12 November 2016
Overview

The exhibition FEU! provides a look at the research path taken by the two artists - Robin Bucher and Patrick Csajko, alias RB/CP -  over recent years by using the numerous variations of the ancient technique of anamorphosis. An entertaining programme composed of installations in situ, of unique sculptures where the spectator is called upon to apprehend the work in its abstract and conceptual form.
There’s also the question of finding the other point of view that the artists have hidden and which belies the initial interpretation. Anamorphosis is the technique of the work within the work, a value added to the artists’ formal and conceptual quest which completes, or calls into question, the forms and volumes perceived.

 

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Press release

AV Modern & Contemporary opens the season in great fanfare with six months of surprising contemporary exhibitions.  From 23 September to 12 November the elegant arcade in the Rue Étienne Dumont gets on FIRE! (FEU !) with Robin Bucher and Patrick Csajko, alias RB/CP, who explore the term in total freedom, thanks to the technique of anamorphosis.

 

AV Modern and Contemporary is devoting its whole space to great young Swiss artists who will set the place on Fire; « It’s an irrational fascination that compels us to dig into the chapters it represents. As if drawn by its light and inflamed by their desire to master the fire, RBCP define their vocation, which burns with a passion for all that is in movement. Inspired by the great opposites, the divine and the erotic, light and darkness, realism and illusionism, they create « the visual and physical intrigue. »

 

The exhibition FEU! provides a look at the research path taken by the two artists over recent years by using the numerous variations of the ancient technique of anamorphosis. An entertaining programme composed of installations in situ, of unique sculptures where the spectator is called upon to apprehend the work in its abstract and conceptual form.
There’s also the question of finding the other point of view that the artists have hidden and which belies the initial interpretation. Anamorphosis is the technique of the work within the work, a value added to the artists’ formal and conceptual quest which completes, or calls into question, the forms and volumes perceived.


Many contemporary artists have adopted this technique to represent the dizziness of perceptions of today’s world, in which a word can be transformed into its exact opposite in function of the context in which it is expressed. However, anamorphosis was born during the Renaissance, after the discovery of perspective, and consequently represents a turning point for figurative art with respect to awareness of the multiplicity of perspectives, points of view and secrets used to create astonishing optical effects within works, rich in meaning and symbolism.

The creative genius of Robin and Patrick, free of the symbolism and academic nature of the old classical world, has retained the desire to dazzle the spectator by embarking on an increasingly complex study of forms which continuously change with every movement around the work. Thus the artists become the creators of a film in which the view changes every time the observer moves. The spectator is therefore the active protagonist of the cognitive process of the work performed and not just a passive observer.