THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: CitizenOfThePlanet by Martin Denker: Los Angeles

Opening Reception December 13th, 7pm

It's almost like one of those really cool trippy dreams... Benjamin Trigano Gallery will be exhibiting 20 high-speed dynamic works by 32-year-old German artist Martin Denker. CitizenOfThePlanet combines elements of surrealism, pop art and science fiction in many layered, brightly colored, psychedelic images.

He compares his process to improvising in jazz; he starts jamming. The parts build up in a mixture of control and arbitrariness, like a rhythm or a theme, until eventually it becomes a symphony. He also includes actual physical matter, such as ice cream, dead insects and candy, which he puts directly onto the scanner so that it will be sucked into the digital realm. “Every single image I make,” he says, “is like a whole pop-album.”

“I want to show a planet infested with a species in rage,” he says, “in acceleration and constant motion—in becoming an abstract phenomenon. But I also want to show, how much beauty we can find in this current, sometimes scary, development, when we see it as an adventure or a challenge.”

Dates and hours:
Show runs from December 13th-January 24, 2009
Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm
Opening Reception December 13th, 7pm


Benjamin Trigano Gallery website
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069

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Comment by rp {|} // .MrPresident___++ on December 12, 2008 at 4:38am
AHHHHH Busyyyyyyyyyy.... im dizzy... HELP... HELP
Comment by PANDA JU on December 10, 2008 at 4:54pm
If Murakami had a bad acid trip, then threw up.

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