AUGUSTUS SkyTech 1997 [P/R] - x +
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CN: Augu1997tech

MT: mixed media: electronic board and cards on oil on melamine (68x54x5)

TX: signed by incision at lower right of picture in English <Augustus / 97>

DN: Baroness Monica von Pickarz - 2007

CM: Augustus' SkyTech was first presented in a group exhibition entitled Art in Technology, which took place at Paula Andrews Gallery in New York in 1997. Augustus attempted to create in an impressionist manner electric discharges that take place in an extra-terrestrial environment. The extraterrestrial quality is evoked in the phtalo colors (blue, green and yellow) of the background, which give the impression of being technological rather than painterly. On the painted surface have been applied a series of electronic modules as follows: in the center a motherboard, at the top a graphic card, at the right a sound card, at the left a network interface card, and below a data controller card. SkyTech succeeds in blending an impressionistic landscape with digital technology. While the background references a chaotic dissolution, the superposed plane of electronic microchips is geometrically composed. SkyTech represents the prospective source of the life-giving energy, which may be produced by the interrelationship of electronic technology and electro-magnetic background. Augustus is convinced that the essence of contemporary art is based on all artistic knowledge from the past to the present, so that art may evolve well into the future.

[Megakles 09/2006]

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