"Der unwiderstehliche Strom der Zeit"
The Irresistible Stream of Time
A New Wave of Visionary Art
Vernissage September 9th, 2010
Galerie 10 spezialisiert sich auf phantastische Kunst in Wien und bringt im September mit einer internationalen Gruppenausstellung gleich 11 interessante Künstler aus der phantastischen Szene nach Österreich.
Die Ausstellung “Der unwiderstehliche Strom der Zeit” zeigt Werke von De Es Schwertberger (A), Amanda Sage (USA/A), Dennis Konstantin (D), Leo Plaw (D), David Heskin, Aloria Weaver (USA), Adam Scott Miller (USA), Gregory Pettit (USA), Autumn Sky Morrison (USA), Daniel Mirante (GB) und Basia Wiacek.
Neben zahlreichen Originalen werden auch neue limitierte Kunstdrucke zu sehen sein.
September 9th – 7pm, 2010
opening statement by DE ES Schwertberger
Exhibition runs through October 11th, 2010
Getreidemarkt 10 (3. floor)
1010, Vienna, Austria
by De Es Schwertberger
In 2008 an exhibition of this movement was presented in the BELVEDERE MUSEUM IN VIENNA, which focused extensively on its historical background, but forgot to give credit to the immense worldwide inspirational impact it had, and still has on the following generations. Phantastic Realism is not dead, rather it has taken on many new layers of actuality, one of them known now as International Visionary Art.
The current exhibition of 12 artists, who consider themselves to be part of the worldwide movement of a new wave of Visionary Art, proves that the flow of visionary energy that had already inspired the Viennese Masters, continues to express itself on a global scale with overwhelming vitality.
The show allows only a tiny glimpse into the gigantic unfolding vistas of this Art phenomenon. It unites works by a circle of colleagues of Amanda Sage and Leo Plaw, who are travellers between various wells of this movement, springing up all over the planet. The message is clear: The irresistible flow of time is drenched in the vital colours of Visionary Art.
The new wave derives impulses from the old wave. The influence of the grandmasters cannot be overlooked; we find their marks on all continents. In addition, the entire lineage of the Visionary style is easily accessible through the Internet.
The Freudian-Einsteinian world-view, with its clear contours at the time of the early Phantastic Realists, 50 years ago, has been transformed into today’s multidimensional genetically manipulated digital phantom image. The staggering progress of scientific and technological evolution has added exciting new content to the Visionary program.
The computer and the Internet became indispensable tools for the production, communication, exposure and distribution of Visionary Art, in conjunction with an ever-expanding multimedia circuit. The boundaries between classical artistic disciplines are dissolving.
New spiritual movements, new methods for self-exploration and self-transformation, with or without entheogenic aid, progressively overwrite the background vibrations of the orthodox mystical traditions, cosmic consciousness, planetary integral awareness and visionary culture.
The irresistible stream of time is heading towards the sea of the timeless. The Visionary Artist is floating on its opalescent surface in a time capsule. Steering it at will, upwards or downwards, creating or receiving vision, exploring the rules of manifestation… resting beyond the speed of light.
The smooth skin of the figure reveals the layers underneath, the integrated circuitry of cellular or mechanical tissues, curvatures of genetic architectures and the organising fields of living forms.
The planetary horizon, that has anchored the Phantastic-Realistic narrative in photographic familiarity, is pulled out from under our feet. We are catapulted into the vastness of unimaginable cosmic dimensions. Our universe is but one fold of the multiverse.
Imagination is fluid and plasmic. The materials of the Phantastic-Realistic vision reorganize themselves along subtle light grids, or explode to form myriads of vibrating patterns with features of abstract form and colour play, intermingled with the dust of stars and mirages of alien life forms.
Not long ago the Phantastic-Realistic vision was clearly opposed to the modern looseness of Abstract painting. Now there is a shift from its bipolar orientation to the "tripolarity of realism, fantasy and abstract form". The new wave of Visionary Art is dreaming a unified field of artistic expression.
We are invited to flow and dance with the new wave.
from the blogpost by De Es Schwertberger:
a new wave of visionary art
originally published August 25th 2010
Pictures from the Opening Reception September 9th 2010
Robert Wallnberger - Rose Gabriel La Lyre - De Es Schwertberger - Otto Rapp - Daniel Mirante - Leo Plaw