Stepping inside of SECCA, the dichotomy between modern art and antique architecture, invite me to the exhibition of Andreas Nicolas Fischer, who hails from Germany with his software intensive artwork. When I entered the space, I noticed the walls facing the hallway to the galleries were lined with canvases similar to infrared photographs taken by Richard Mosse; a bloody hue lined the images on what originally appeared to be mountains or terrain. While I slowly walked through the rest of the exhibition of Fischer’s pieces, I learned that the artist uses software to document the formation of particles and how they leave results of an abstract image.
The sequence created by the software leaves a whimsical and melodious pattern along the pieces of artwork; they appear like paintings, the strokes carrying the hues in shades of blues, reds and silver.
The most interesting for me personally were the images which appeared to be of the natural world with a red filter placed on top. As a viewer with no knowledge of how the artist created the images, I was unsure of what I was looking at, which created a great relationship and experience for me when entering the museum. However, once I began to look at various other images, I realized that these were not photographs but of another medium, possibly paint. The images with blue hues weren’t as appealing to me because of this distinction and I yearned for the abstraction that I felt when originally viewing Fischer’s work.
If you’re still around for the summer, May 12th and the 14th, Fischer will perform with the Winston-Salem Symphony in creating a video projecting with his art.
Make sure to visit his website here