Tim White-Sobieski: stainless steel and light sculptures in Palma de Mallorca

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  • May 14, 2013

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Tim White-Sobieski. Installation of stainless steel and light sculptures "Cold Forest"
Courtesy: Galeria Maior

Galeria Maior is pleased to present work of Tim White-Sobieski in Palma; in 2008 Galeria Maior has exhibited the artist's installation at its satellite location in Pollença. Current project consists of mirror polished stainless steel sculptures with projected video compositions, full-color light-emitting diodes panels, and fiver-optics light installations, wall video projections. Project includes series of 24 photographs.

Artist employs various multimedia sources for establishing a sacred space within his glowing photo-video-sculptural installation. Lights and projected videos are filmed in circle-shaped animated drawings, changing patterns and complexity with every moment. Concentric light illumination is a key element in emphasizing every object within the installation. Every video and light source is precisely centered and concentrates on one sculpture at a time. The assembly of tree sculptures, which silhouettes sometime look like dragons or other mythical animals, is alike a crowd of people. Gathered together they are a unity but at the first place individuals with their own personalities and characters. These large scale steel figurines stand in light video circles. Each moment, each frame, changes it’s color, its shadows and reflections on surrounding walls and close by sculptures. Created effect reminds of a symphony played by many instruments, each with its own part and tone, but when united together they make a beautiful chorus of sounds – a light symphony.

In this art installation the artist creates his own world – digital Eden, a garden of Dreams, the symbolic expression of a whole individual’s universe in a limited space. It is a world based on ancient cannon but targeting moving into the future without condescending the past.

Behind the seeming complexity of the installation, there is a simple idea of a fragile and vulnerable  soul of a young generation  that cannot be contained like a bid in a cage; about the flight through a forest of life that can be cold and but that brightens up and awakes when the light is shed on it; it is about misery and grandeur of one one’s mind travel through life and light.

Tim White-Sobieski has shown his art projects in the following museums and public spaces: CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malága, Spain; DA2 - Domus Artium Museo Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain; Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris; Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Spain, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul;  Palais de Tokyo, Paris, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) Bucharest, Romania; ARTIUM of Alava, Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art; CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte ContemporÃnea (Santiago de Compostela), Spain; Akademie der Künste, Berlin , Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy; Caixa de Manlleu (Vic), Manlleu; Stiftung kunstraum, Rantum / Sylt, Germany; Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany;  Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, España;  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid; El Museo del Bario, New York, NY; Centro Municipal de las Artes de Alcorcon; Centro Nacional de Fotografía Torrelavega; CAAC. Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporanéo, Sevilla, Spain; Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, (Oslo), Norway, Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Media Arts, USA, State Kunstmuseum Vejle, Denmark

The exhibition will run from May 16 through the end of June 2013.

Galeria Maior
Can Sales, 10
Palma, Spain
0034 971 72 80 98
About Galeria Maior

Galeria Maior was founded in Pollença in 1990. The gallery represents both emerging and established contemporary artists. In July 2004, Maior opened a new space in Palma. The gallery has participated in major contemporary art fairs such as ARCO (since 1994), ArtCologne (since 1995), Loop, Artissima, KIAF, PULSE Miami and PULSE New York, among others.

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