Galeria Soledad Lorenzo | Orfila 5, Madrid, 28010 | Spain
Mar. 8 - Apr. 14, 2012
Tony Oursler presents False-Color Actions at Soledad Lorenzo. This is his 5th exhibition at the gallery, where Oursler will introduce a new body of work built on his continuing exploration of the existential nature of human relationships. Here the artist incorporates new elements into his elaborately composed and synchronized video projections.
Large and colorful printed characters populate the gallery - these cut out frozen forms are reanimated in part with video projection and sound. Each individual installation is a combination of colorful blown glass, photographic prints and painted resin sculpture, which form a unique tableau that becomes illuminated and populated with video characters. Blown glass is reminiscent of cartoon thought balloons and crystal balls, both trapping and reflecting the video. Each of the installations juxtaposes the animated, frozen, and sculpted characters, suggesting they are locked in a dynamic, interpersonal struggle. The artist sees this work as somewhere between the crystallization of a memory, a diagrammatic flow chart, and the causality of a chain of thought.
Thematically related and to be included in this exhibition are a series of 6-8 paintings which incorporate imbedded digital screens, as well as a number of Oursler's micro video cosmoses, and collages. Many of the characters and linguistic and visual propes find their way across all the mediums within the exhibition.