Regine Schumann, for her second solo show at Dep Art Gallery, Milan, from 2nd February to 30th March 2021, presents around twenty works of art made of acrylic Plexiglas. Some of the works presented are exclusively made for this special occasion at the Milanese gallery.
For the first time in Italy, the artist shows the new series Moons, born from the artist’s expressive urgencies emerged during the first months of the lockdown.
The exhibition also presents a work, titled Colormirror Rainbow Satin Orange Milan, exclusively created for the Dep Art Gallery and dedicated to the city of Milan. The work is available on limited edition.
Regine Schumann puts together sheets of acrylic Plexiglas to obtain countless shadows. Each of these geometries embraces a multitude of nuances, fleeting or more persistent, that are born on the basis of the interaction between the foreground, the background, and the perimeter. Depending on the atmospheric or spatial agents, the synthetic colours grow stronger, combine, and reverberate in turn, subjecting the spectator’s gaze to imperceptible changes, at times gradual, at other times sudden.
Using the UV light, the surfaces reveal, also, latent graduations: the acrylic suddenly seems to dematerialize, while the satin sheets tend to satirize and numb; creating a colour synthesis.
The painting of the German artist is a painting that does not restrict to think about the colour as a bidimensional space; the characteristic of the chromatic texture is, in fact, determined by the relationship that the geometric volumes establish with the light and the surrounded architecture.
With her works, obtained from modern industrial products, Regine Schumann has been able to invent a fluorescent that change colour of our lived space. Pitching us in an experience located between the natural reality and the artificial one. The exhibition is presented with a bilingual catalogue (Italian/English), which contains the critic text of the curator, the reproduction of the exhibited works, the installation view, and bio-bibliography updated.
Title: Regine Schumann. Chromasophia
Curated by: Alberto Zanchetta
Location: Dep Art Gallery, Via Comelico 40, 20135 Milano
Date:2 February – 30 March 2021
Hours:from Tuesday to Saturday :10.30 am – 7 pm; closed from Sunday to Monday. Expect for different governmental dispositions.
Catalogue:bilingual Italian/English, text of Alberto Zanchetta