AKA is proud to welcome french artist Fleur Helluin for her first solo exhibition in Berlin.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Cyberspace and Golden Age’, includes paintings and installation works. Evolving around a cybernetic mystical reality, the installation will be activated during the opening on the 26th of April with performers navigating in the glitter filled space. The installation acts as a symbolic deconstruction of the subject of the painting. Portraits, based on images coming from Internet, act as mirrors. Their subjects are facing us, but their stare goes back to the inside. This stare, inspired from the one typically seen in a Skype conversation, is the astonished or mechanical look one gives to its own image.
Fleur Helluin’s practice deals with painting in the Internet era. In her practice, she develops ways of portraying the impact of digital life on our image. Using a slow processed, multilayered medium, she depicts what is between the physical reality and the virtual avatar of her subjects. Painting becomes the privileged form where things are neither real nor unreal.
Fleur Helluin graduated in 2005 from the Caen Beaux-Arts in France under Joel Hubaut, and studied in Toronto under John Armstrong & Paul Collins.Tweet