PM/AM, are pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by German artist Dennis Loesch. Merge Visible is the first solo exhibition in the UK for the Berlin-based artist.
Dennis Loesch is best known for his exploration of Memory Sticks, an ongoing body of work that literally turns the ubiquitous data storage media into an analogue equivalent, transforming found and digitally manipulated images into a form of sculpture the at the artist refers to as “display management”. Referencing the minimalism of Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin, Loesch draws on a personal and professional archive of more than 24,000 contemporary images and texts, scanned from newspapers; art, fashion and lifestyle magazines; playing cards, banknotes, logos and other ephemera, and physically pastes them across ten, twenty or sometimes fifty or more individual aluminium rods. The images, fragmented and then displayed as three dimensional works, present the viewer with multiple, shifting perspectives when viewed from different angles and engage the environment in which they are presented.
The work shown in Merge Visible opens a new discourse for Loesch with a series of large and small-scale paintings which explore the interplay between digital imagery and classical painting technique. Concerning himself with the mechanics of visual languages, Loesch examines the most basic elements of painting using intuition and notions of cause and effect. Loesch built the parameters for producing these paintings inside his studio, imposing improvised digital reactions over reduced and instinctive painting gestures. These acts, have been documented through painting and ink jet printing onto canvases, again referencing time, history and process both past and present.
The term Merge Visible itself is derived from an action found in the program Photoshop and exemplifies not only the artists fascination for the digital world but also reflects the translation of this digital process into a classic visual medium.