Cool Mode is the first showing in Sydney of Swiss artist, Daniel Gottin. His painted wallwork is a visual solution for the interplay with architectural space, creating a new experience for perception. Gottin1s current wallworks are developed from his earlier Network and Cooler installations, wherein industrial materials have been featured since 1990.
Distinctively, Gottin1s practice is based on an engagement with processes that seek to translate the act of looking in the art of seeing and perceiving. As a concrete artist he is focused on carefully manipulating norms, as a contemporary art concern. The Cool Mode installation also asks a question about illusionism: is it possible for concrete art to be illusionistic?
The artist has stated that it is important to create a concept of equal quality between the existing and the new, to establish another entity.
In addition, the Cool Plate multiples are object works, fragments or, remnants of his Cool Mode wallwork.
Billy Gruner March 2004
Image above: Daniel Gottin
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