_ Auszüge aus der Rede zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung “Helle Leere” mit Werken von Hinrich Gross im Kunstverein Lüneburg am 10. November 2018. „Ich experimentiere viel im Kopf, auch mit Plänen und Fotos, analogen und digitalen Skizzen. Als Architekt kann ich mit Plänen viel anfangen. Im Vorgespräch sagte er, dass er mit so wenig Material wie möglich arbeiten möchte.
_ In the mid-1960s, a loosely affiliated cadre of artists based in Southern California including Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler — frustrated by the limitations of abstract painting — turned their attention away from the creation of conventional art objects and towards sensory perception itself.
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_ Contemporary light artworks are characterized by the reflected use of physical light. They explore light as a medium of display, of imaging or of perception. Artistic practices include darkness and shadow images, translucent materials, light-reflecting pigments and illuminated canvases, light filters and all kinds of requisites, displays of light sources and all types of projections.
_ “Pictures that attack the eye” was the explaining headline of a feature on Op-art in the Time Magazine published on October 23, 1964. “Preying and playing on the fallibility in vision is the new movement of “optical art” that has sprung up across the Western world. No less a break from abstract expressionism than pop art, op art is made tantalizing, eye-teasing, even eye-smarting by visual researchers using all the ingredients…” were the opening lines and in fact, Op-art compositions create a sort of visual tension in the viewer’s mind that evoke the illusion of space and movement.