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Friday, 13 January 2017

The Fantastic Voyage Through Artist Gem Preiz's No Frontiers Exhibition


Artist Gem Preiz












I never fail to be amazed at Artist Gem Preiz's brilliant work.  Gem specialises in fractals and when I first interviewed him a few years ago I was astounded at the detail in his pictures.  I went over to his latest exhibition today called 'No Frontiers' and it's well worth a visit.

This is no ordinary display of works of art, you are invited to either fly through the gallery yourself, or ride in one of Gem's space vehicles waiting at the entrance.  I'm not the best pilot so I decided to fly.  The journey into the gallery itself is great fun, I'll probably go back for another look and try one of the vehicles next time.

As you travel through you soon realise that the detail in Gem's alien style city landscapes is awesome.  He takes you out of your comfort zone and pulls you straight into the future of design far more advanced than anything we know. Yet there is also the hieroglyphics of bygone cultures to be seen in some of the buildings. Gem's pictures are full of intriguing architecture as you move on through the gallery and view each piece of art, it could almost be  designed by the human brain linked into artificial intelligence, so complex, yet such uniformity dazzles the eye.  There is a feeling that the Matrix has fallen away revealing the advanced world we really live in, the giant circuit board structures of the pitiless machine, reality without the softness of nature. As I travelled on further through the portals, his work had a backdrop of the stars and planets with massive spaceships moving silently in space, moving cities in fact.  So as we distance ourselves from the Matrix we will  be free to explore the Universe, where we are supposed to be. No longer tied to the prison hologram planet and those who kept us there.  You finally breathe the air of freedom on the last stage of  your journey through Gem's eyes, what a wonderful exhibition.  Thank you for inviting me over Gem!

Janey Bracken

Take a trip to see Gem's fantastic 'No Frontiers'

Gem explains in his notes "This exhibition of fractals consists in 16 high resolution frames and invites you to dream along a futuristic journey towards the stars."  He further explains "All boards are made of about 18 plates carefully stuck, and displayed in environments built specifically, the minimalist structures of which (often fractals by themselves) contrast with the complexity of the images. These surroundings aim at bringing the 3rd dimension to pictures genuinely 2D, and provide to the visitors a volume to move in 3D, either simply flying or piloting vehicles they can find in the entrance hall.  The 4th dimension is also present through components the periodic synchronizations of which beat a slow tempo.

In counterpoint of Metropolis and Wrecks, two of my last exhibitions, «No Frontiers » is inspired by a resolutely optimistic vision. The technology turns into something more aesthetic than enslaving, and the journeys to the outer space are no longer runaways but explorations, as those of real astronauts which will maybe allow to realize one of the dreams of Mankind (and for me its ultimate vocation) : understand the Universe." 
Gem Preiz














Travelling through the Portals

One of the vehicles you can ride




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