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Regine Schumann: Between 2 Lights

22 Nov - 28 Feb 2023
Toronto

Regine Schumann: Between 2 Lights

Date:

22 Nov - 28 Feb 2023

Location:

20 Wagstaff Drive

Toronto, ON

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Originating from a mining family, German artist Regine Schumann’s personal narrative and artistic practice have always been centered around light. Referencing both minimalism and concrete art, the intrinsic metaphors and nuances of colour and light are at the core of her artworks.

In Between 2 Lights, Schumann creates three-dimensional multicoloured spatial bodies from acrylic glass sheets, intentionally layering and mixing the hues, blending fluorescent and photo-luminescent pigments into each panel forming complementary, reflective, and transmissive elements. The result of layering the colours assumes a new viewing experience when introduced to different light sources. The entire colour spectrum of her work has a chameleon-like transition in different types of illumination; sunlight, natural or artificial light, and blacklight. When under the effects of blacklight, the intensity of the colour and light of the pieces increases considerably in the ambient space. What remains is materially tangible yet surrounded by a shroud of immateriality.

Having colour as a constant in her practice, Schumann is always searching for new forms of expression and ways of questioning light vibrations. With a perpetual exploration of the scientific and aesthetic relationship between colour and light, Schumann tests the perceptions that connect the cornea to the cerebral cortex, attempting to move beyond the rigid impasse of abstract expressionism.


Installation.

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Art Installation blacklight multi-colourseries of glowing colored acrylic towersBlacklight glowing artwork bluepink artwork on wall gallery textGlowing tower reflectedColoured towers glowingBlacklight glowing pink vertical finspink fins table cord chairFluorescent Acrylic Glass Artwork by Regine Schumann angle photoFluorescent Acrylic Glass Artwork by Regine Schumann

Works.

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  • Regine Schumann
  • Fluorescent acrylic glass
  • 80cm W X 10cm D X 100cm H
  • Unavailable
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  • Regine Schumann
  • Fluorescent acrylic glass
  • 22cm W X 30cm D X 30cm H
  • Unavailable
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  • Regine Schumann
  • Fluorescent acrylic glass
  • 20cm W X 10cm D X 50cm H
  • Unavailable
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Regine Schumann

Details:

b, 1961, Goslar

Lives and works in Cologne, Germany

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Photograph of artist Regine Schumann in her studio
Photograph of artist Regine Schumann in her studio

The work of German artist, Regine Schumann, allows an exploration in the relationship between colour, light, form, and room. Utilizing industrially produced acrylic materials, almost fluorescent acrylic glass sheets that under black light come alive and turn into luminous light objects, her coloured spaces change significantly the functional realities of the space and introduce possibilities of new experiences. With references to minimalism and concrete art Schumann’s light art creates real colour rooms in atmospherically charged oscillations and generates almost physical palpable experiences. The chameleon-like transformations of her light objects, perceptible in different light moods as daylight, artificial light or black light enable an ever-changing viewing experience and accentuate the relation of colour, light and surrounding space, the synchronicity of visible and invisible, visible colour illumination and invisible inner illumination. Her installations with lustrous colour schemes generate an intoxicating, chromatic aura. Spatial installation with rows of vertical bars, a group of parallel fluorescent and reflecting panels and monumental slabs work create an altogether harmonious and graceful effect. Regine Schumann currently lives and works in Cologne. She graduated from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig in 1989. Schumann’s work has been exhibited widely worldwide and is included in a number of permanent collections. Furthermore, she received several awards and realized public projects.