Andreas Gysin and Sidi Vanetti are two artists obsessed with the digital medium, with a rare mastery of the screen-as-a-canvas.
Andreas Gysin and Sidi Vanetti are two artists obsessed with the digital medium, with a rare mastery of the screen-as-a-canvas. The artists navigate between the digital and physical realms, though the theme of the pixel is ever-present irrespective of whether the works are hardware or software based.
A Verse Solos with an exhibition of digital and physical works by artist duo Andreas Gysin and Sidi Vanetti.
Andreas Gysin and Sidi Vanetti have been creative partners for several years. They first met at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Ticino and have since collaborated on numerous artistic installations and large-scale works for various institutions and museums worldwide.
These are two artists obsessed with their medium, with a rare mastery of the screen-as-a-canvas. The artists navigate between the digital and physical realms, though the theme of the pixel is ever-present irrespective of whether the works are hardware or software based.
One of the featured works is 64 Pixels, a physical piece that is accompanied by a digital counterpart on the blockchain. The work explores the possibilities of abstract compositions within the limitations of 64 pixels.
Continuing the artists' explorations of light, Red-Green and RGB showcase meticulously crafted individually composable LEDs and LED matrices. These artworks delve deeper into the realm of color combinations and compositions, reflecting the artists' ongoing fascination with pixel art and retro aesthetics.
In addition, VFD CUU is a tiny but impactful piece that was conceived between 2006 and 2007. Composed out of vacuum fluorescent and encased within a finely crafted wooden enclosure, the piece further evokes a sense of vintage programming, transporting viewers to a bygone era.
The exhibition will culminate with an installation entitled Digits. This piece, developed over 9 years, is composed of electromechanical components known as 7-segment displays, which are commonly employed for showcasing numbers and a restricted array of characters. These displays are a ubiquitous feature in gas stations, where they are primarily used to exhibit fuel prices. In this particular installation, the individual segments of each digit are meticulously programmed to generate rhythmic, horizontal motions, creating a visual spectacle of undulating waves.
Gysin & Vanetti's work is held in several institutions, including Haus für Elektronische Künste (HeK) in Basel, the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich, Collezione Banca Stato in Ticino, Collezione Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, and Fondazione Lindenberg in Porza and Comune e città di Lugano.
Andreas Gysin & Sidi Vanetti are an artist duo exploring images and patterns using the type geometries of multipurpose displays. What characterises the projects is that their intention is to not modify the layout (or visual organisation) of the chosen hardware – they work with what the existing has to offer. Within these hard constraints they search for infinite visual permutation. Using only prevailing forms, Gysin-Vanetti build images, animations and generate patterns.
Drop Date or Opening Date:
June 27, 2023
Closing / End:
July 2, 2023
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