Transparencies AVPD

29/01/2009 - 28/02/2009

Galeria Leme has the pleasure to present the first Latin American show of the Danish artist group AVPD. They will develop 3 sets of works in Brazil – Transparency series, Window and Monochrome Volumes.

AVPD creates meta-architectures where the normal perceptual view of the spectator is twisted and a new experience of space occurs. In their works, AVPD tries to rethink the triangle constellation of the human being, the artwork and the room in between. They are interested in how the space effects the spectators’ perception and psychological emotions.

AVPD’s inspiration comes from science fiction film, literature, computer games and virtual architectures. They concentrate on spatial, conceptual installations and physical spaces, which are constellations of virtual and real architectures.

AVPD’s objects are related to especially Donald Judd’s Minimalism in their consequent and strict expression. Where Judd worked with a static form, AVPD use temporality and the gallery’s architecture as an important context for the works. Not only are some of the works site specific, but also the day light is defining for the monochrome surfaces of the works. With various light intensities, dependent on the inner volumes, the works show us different shades of color – a lighter grey during the day and a darker one at night.

A special phenomena occurs by AVPD’s use of translucent acrylic fronts on white boxes with variable inner spaces. The acrylic refracts the light that naturally shines through it, throws it into the inner space of the box as a diffuse light. Not being able to see the inner space of the box, the viewer perceives a reflection of its volume in the acrylic in the form of a two dimensional, vibrant monochrome spatial surface.

About the artists:

AVPD consist of Aslak Vibæk (1974) and Peter Dossing (1974), who have worked together since 1997. Earlier exhibitions include: “Transmissions”, Samzie Space, Seoul (2008); ”Visibilitites”, Union Gallery, London (2008); ”Blacklight”, Basement (VEGA), Copenhagen (2008); “Super Structures”, Saigon (2008); “Double Exposure”, Kunsforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen (2007); “The Balcony”, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen (2007); “Agorafolly”, Europaliafestival, Brussels (2007); “Exportable Goods”, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2006); “Trial Balloons”, MUSAC, Castilla y León (2006).