12/22/2017

Light-threads that wander over into the picture

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In his series of paintings artist Michael Hakimi (who lives and works in Berlin) gave the title "Lichtfäden, die ins Bild hinüberwandern / Light-threads that wander over into the picture" - an early description of photography, written at the time of it’s invention. The phrase  illustrates this new phenomenon of materializing the incidental light rays already underway to the picture as threads of Light wandering through the air. What remains unclear is exactly what happens to these threads once they reach the picture. They may wander through it, become the picture, knot or entangle themselves in it or interweave themselves within a fabric. The latter could even be interpreted as an allusion of the then emerging, and still continuing multi-facetted relations between photography and painting.



Blendenflecke, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on linen, 73 x 85 cm
 
Pyramide, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on linen
 
F, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on jute, 73 x 85 cm
 
Spirale, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on linen, 62 x 79 cm
 
Scheibenwischer, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on linen, 78 x 53 cm
 
Zylinder, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on jute, 64 x 80 cm
 
Pyramide 2, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on linen, 71 x 50 cm
 
Zopf, 2014 © Michael Hakimi
Lacquer and spray paint on linen, 68 x 97 cm
 
All works © Michael Hakimi / Galerie Karin Guenther