LISTE 2015: Sabot

Razvan Botis, Wash & Go, 2008, wood, leather, broomcorn, 29 x 15 x 20 cm (each shoe)

Artists: Mihut Boscu Kafchin, Razvan Botis, George Cringasu

Venue: Sabot at LISTE 2015, Basel, Switzerland

Date:  June 15 – 21, 2015

Photography: images courtesy of the artists and Sabot, Cluj-Napoca

Three of the most distinctive voices among the new generation of Romanian artists (George Crîngașu, Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin, Răzvan Botiș) are invited to redefine the gallery context – to reflect upon their status within Sabot. By embracing their quite unexpected statement – ‘we are folders on Sabot’s desktop’ – the gallery becomes the art object, or rather the subject of intellectual concoction.

Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin \ The Prophet: I remember that one day I developed this character who is living in the Internet; he doesn’t have a specific shape, he just takes the form generated by the terminal. Every computer in the network is a neuron and generates a virtual reality where time and space are programmable. I think that my art is a marriage between opposites, between a room full of electronics and a plein air.

Răzvan Botiș \ The Punster: Based on situations that I encounter or even on a simple doodle, I employ blend shapes, gradients, and other tools for the tigers of wrath which are the best receivers. Active pottery is better than passive poetry, and by this I mean that it takes knowledge to make a pot, but it will not keep its shape unless it is fired.

George Crîngașu \ The Digitizer: I do believe that the world has become a fable. A fable that, in a certain way, repeatedly digests itself, and with each new digestion certain things are retained, while others get erased. But this process is a formula more than a thought, and I believe it is a formula cast upon the current state of humanity by humanity’s own craving for itself.

1. installation view, SABOT, Liste 2015

2. installation view, SABOT, Liste 2015

3. installation view, SABOT, Liste 2015

4. installation view, SABOT, Liste 2015

5. installation view, SABOT, Liste 2015

6. installation view, SABOT, Liste 2015

George Cringasu, free_run_vector, 2014, digital manipulation, archival print on Hahnem++hle paper, 83,3 x 100 cm

George Cringasu, Free Run Vector, 2014

Mihut Boscu Kafchin, Diogenes reading the stars, 2015, oil on wood, 50,5 x 62,5 cm

Mihut Boscu Kafchin, Diogenes reading the stars, 2015

Razvan Botis, C&A [programming language of Mr. Anderson], 2015, oil on canvas, 25 x 35 cm

Razvan Botis, C&A [programming language of Mr. Anderson], 2015

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