Gonzalo Reyes Araos is a research artist who is interested in the intersection of light, communication and human perception. With studios in both the arid Atacama desert in northern Chile and in Berlin his work is questioning digital worlds flattening of our sense of space by transforming light into data packets and reassembling the images on our screens across vast distances.
Marlene Bart takes the taxonomy of natural phenomena as a departure point to ask questions about the reductive thinking in our scientific need to classify and categorize the tremendous diversity of living species. Working at the renowned Berengo studios in Venice she cast a variety of natural creatures in glass.
Mona Pourebrahim’s work is reassessing contemporary landscape painting by exploring the endless painterly possibilities inherent in the genre. Her work confronts the German romantic landscape tradition by deftly incorporating non-Western compositional elements of light and perspective from her native Iran to create pictorial tension.
Tamara Repetto creates multimedia works that draw the viewer into a dialogue with nature via their own perceptions, using a variety of materials such as soil and plant roots found in the hills of Piedmont, Italy to soap bars, hand-blown glass, sound loops, olfactory pods, and programmed devices.