Art

Jennifer Steinkamp’s Digital Nature

Jennifer Steinkamp, 'Diaspore1', installation view, Hong Kong. Photo by Kitmin.com

Jennifer Steinkamp, ‘Diaspore1’, installation view, Hong Kong.
Photo by Kitmin.com

In its last week at Lehmann Maupin gallery is digital media artist, Jennifer Steinkamp‘s first solo show in Hong Kong, Diaspore. The Los Angeles-based artist has been working in digital media for over twenty years and is a pioneer in the field of 3-D animation. Influenced by the West Coast art scene that had evolved since the 1970s into the Light and Space movement, Steinkamp uses technology to link the natural and human worlds.

This exhibition features two large scale digital animations, ‘Diaspore’ and ‘Bouquet 1’, one projected in each gallery room within architectural surroundings resulting in an ethereal immersive environment. Stand before them and experience a lulling hypnotism as bouquets and flowers gently rustle in a breeze, or disperse and float across the wall weightlessly like in a slow motion dream.

Recently, Steinkamp created a large-scale animated projection on the facade of the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Her work is also included in numerous public and private collections internationally, including The Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia; Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Istanbul Museum, Turkey; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Diaspore at Lehmann Maupin
February 13 – March 22, 2014
407 Pedder Building,
12 Pedder St, Central, Hong Kong
Lehmann Maupin HK

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