28 December 2019

‘Petra’ by Lukas Janitsch at unttld contemporary

Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
‘Petra’ by Lukas Janitsch at unttld contemporary
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view

In his new workcycle, the artist Lukas Janitsch presents a form of stone cutting, developed by him, which, by adding new materials such as polyester and the combination of historical craft techniques such as opus sectile and commesso di pietre dure, represents a reinterpretation of the same method.

Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view

In his search for rock material with often cultural-historical significance, Janitsch has combed the abandoned quarries, mountain massifs and most remote rivers of Austria over the last two years.

In his working process Janitsch is guided by the material. Only through frequent grinding and polishing the stone reveals its abundance of colours and structures, motifs emerge from associations and reactions and the result plays with the aesthetic expectations placed on stone as a cold, inorganic material.

Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view
Lukas Janitsch, Petra, unttld contemporary, exhibition view

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ArtistLukas Janitsch
ExhibitionPetra
Place / venueunttld contemporary, Vienna
DatesOctober 25 - December 20, 2019
Websitewww.unttld-contemporary.com
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